Monday, April 17th, 2017

MONDAY PREFUNK: Craft beer before Batman and Chuck Gay

Ron Swarner

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MONDAY, APRIL 17 2017: Tacoma events paired with craft beer …

Blue Mouse Theatre + Peaks and Pints = Bravo!

The Swiss Restaurant and Pub + Parkway Tavern = High fives and Hive Fives

BATMAN!

The Lego Batman Movie ensconces Will Arnett as the definitive modern-day Dark Knight — as long as you get off on seeing crusty old Bruce microwaving leftover Lobster Thermidor while ignoring the pesky orphan he won in a millionaires’ auction. And if you don’t, what the hell is wrong with you? It’s a delightful comedy that’s still in the spirit of the character. The Blue Mouse Theatre screen the flick at 7 p.m.

PREFUNK: One of the most beautiful things about being human is our ability to communicate with language and build beautiful, inspiring things. But what’s the fun of creation without its far more satisfying opposite, destruction? Truly, the makers of childhood favorite Jenga knew this — build it up and watch it topple, over and over again. But the kiddie Jenga-smiths weren’t allowed to supersize the blocks and give you craft beer and cider to consume during play. Peaks and Pints will supersize the blocks AT 6 p.m. We’ll have a giant set by the cooler with miniature Jengas on the tables. Every month Peaks and Pints invites a craft brewery to create a three-hour soundtrack off our Jukebox, pour its craft beer and award prizes during zany games. We call the Monday nights SudsPop. Firestone Walker Brewing Co. is our guest brewery this month. Firestone Walker’s Bravo Imperial Brown Ale aged in bourbon barrels will pour from our Western red cedar tap log, as well as other Firestone Walker delights.

CHUCK!

Every Monday, singer/songwriter Chuck Gay hosts a 7 p.m. open mic at The Swiss Restaurant and Pub. In between the local talent Gay entertains the audience with acoustic performances in the tradition of the great 1970s singer/songwriters. His music is infused with tinges of light rock, country and folk. Listeners are equally likely to hear stories in song about love, as they are of trains, heartbreak and the occasional observance of the human condition.
PREFUNK: Pike Brewing’s Hive Five is brewed with superb local honey from the Salish Lodge & Spa’s bees, which adds dimension to the biscuity flavor of wholesome malt and aromatic Yakima Valley hops. With a surprisingly dry and crisp flavor and a slight clover like essence of honey at the finish, Pike Hive Five is springtime in a glass. The Parkway Tavern will mess with the Hive Five, beginning at 5 p.m. As part of its weekly Randall Night, manager Sean Jackson will run Hive Five through a Randall full of secret ingredients.

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