Friday, October 28th, 2016

Dystopian State Brewing opening, E9 Winter Invitational and Two Beers Brewing party

Ron Swarner

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Dystopian State Brewing Co. will open in Tacoma Nov. 4. Photo courtesy of Facebook

MORNING FOAM FOR FRIDAY, OCT. 28 2016: A seven-taster flight of craft beer news, from the fluffy head all the way to the bottom nightmare machine. …

Dystopian State Brewing Co., Tacoma newest brewery, will open Nov. 4 in the St. Helens neighborhood. Peaks and Pints knows the space well as it came close to being our home. It’s a beautiful, multistory building that was a car showroom in the mid-20th century with an old car elevator and amazing woodwork. We can’t wait to see how owner Shane McElwrath added a sci-fi element to the space. TNT Diner’s Sue Kidd has the details.

E-9 Brewery, the brewhouse attached to Engine House No. 9 Restaurant, will hosts the E9 Winter Invitational, a winter beer fest featuring American Pale Ales. Wha? It’s true; and Kendall Jones of the Washington Blog has the scoop.

Two Beers Brewing Company will celebrate its ninth anniversary Saturday, Nov. 5 featuring its winter seasonal beers — Jive Espresso Stout and the new Tipsy Toboggan Winter Ale — as well as goodies from the cellar.

Peaks and Pints digs Black Raven Brewing Company’s darker craft beers, such as Grandfather Raven Imperial Stout (and Great Grandfather Raven Bourbon Barrel Aged Imperial Stout), Gunpowder Plot Nitro Porter, Kentucky Coco Jones and, of course, just about every iteration of La Petite Mort. Saturday, the Redmond, Washington brewery releases another dark beer, albeit a little easier on the head. Inspired by European dark lagers, its Frost Beak Winter Lager hits taps and coolers Saturday, Oct. 29 with 6.2% ABV of Northern Brewer, Opal and Hersbrucker hops goodness.

The Bruery looked to the culinary world to provide inspiration for the second installment of their collaborative and charitable Share This series. Being based in Southern California, It is fortunate to have some of the best Mexican cuisine in the world. By channeling that local influence and considering all of the high-quality ingredients they could find, Mexico was an easy choice to be the next region. Share This Mole was born; an Imperial Stout with ancho chilies, chipotle peppers, cinnamon, vanilla and cacao nibs.

Twenty years ago, brothers-in-law Adam Firestone and David Walker established Firestone Walker Brewing Company in a converted shed on the back-forty of the Firestone family vineyard on California’s Central Coast. Now comes XX, which is both a celebration and a culmination, marking Firestone Walker’s 20thanniversary in the form of a blend of 250 oak barrels and five different beers creating something truly complex and exceptional.

Scientists at MIT are trying to teach a computer to terrify humans. It’s doing a pretty good job. The only question that remains is: why?

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