Monday, February 18th, 2019

Destiny City Film Festival — now with more beer

Ron Swarner


Destiny-City-Film-Festival-now-with-more-beer-TacomaDestiny City Film Festival — now with more beer

The Destiny City Film Festival is a homegrown, true-Tacoma community event, inspired by our city’s nickname — The City of Destiny — and is built to showcase the best independent films from the Pacific Northwest and beyond housed in the Blue Mouse Theatre in Tacoma’s Proctor District. Curated by former Tacoma Film Festival director Emily Alm, the sixth version of this film fest kicks off Friday, Feb. 22 and runs through Sunday, Feb. 24 with the closing party at 3:30 p.m. at Peaks and Pints bottle shop, taproom and restaurant. After the 2 p.m. screening of the documentary Earthrise — the story of the first image captured of the Earth from space in 1968 — followed by My Indiana Muse — a documentary on artist Robert Townsend and his muse, Helen — Peaks and Pints will host the closing party complete with a film inspired beer flight and the release of Scut Farkus Strikes Back, a 7.8 percent winter warmer brewed by Pacific Brewing & Malting Co. that was aged in a Chamber Bay Distillery bourbon barrel.

“Expect toasty flavors of toffee, raisin, chocolate, and of course, bourbon, meld together to create a full-flavored experience,” says Bethany Carlson, head brewer at Pacific Brewing and Malting. “A small amount of cinnamon was also added lending a hint of spice.” Carlson brewed the original Scut Farkus Winter Warmer with Greer Hubbard, head brewer at neighboring Odd Otter Brewing Co.

While the Destiny City Film Festival Closing Party is free to attend, the films screening at the Blue Mouse are $7-$9, free for students with ID. A VIP All-Access Pass, good for entry to all the films and events, is $70. Tickets can be purchased through, and the Blue Mouse Theatre.