Monday, November 21st, 2016

MONDAY PREFUNK: Craft beer before stories and blues

Ron Swarner

Creative Colloquy will hold court at B Sharp Coffee House at 7 p.m.

MONDAY, NOV. 21 2016: South Sound events + craft beer

B Sharp Coffee House + Peaks and Pints = packing a punch

G. Donnalson’s + Zog’s = badder than old King Kong


Creative Colloquy invites lovers of the literary and admirers of the craft of storytelling to gather at B Sharp Coffee House at 7 p.m. for another night of creative writing performances and open mic. Featured Readers include Sam Snoek-Brown, Dianne Bunnell, Kristine M. Smith and others. If you wield short stories, prose, essays and poetry as your weapon of choice bring your work to share during the open mic opportunity.

PREFUNK: Old Rasputin — North Coast Brewing’s Russian Imperial Stout, which has become a cult classic among craft beer drinkers — is said by the brewers to be brewed in the tradition of those early Imperial Stouts produced for Catherine the Great’s Imperial Court. And like many things with history, there is considerable depth to this beer. Consequently, it is not for beginners. It’s packed with flavor, bitterness and at 9% ABV, it packs a punch. Bitter chocolate hits the tongue early, with charred wood and burnt malts following. Bittersweet coffee beans come through next, followed by a kick of alcohol. A creamier version is pouring on Peaks and Pints‘ Western red cedar log nitro tap, beginning at 11 a.m.


Sweet, smoky blues guitarist John Williams will perform at 6 p.m. in G. Donnalson’s in Tacoma’s Proctor District. He’ll be the one in the corner strumming a late-model Telecaster that has been modified with a humbucker in the neck, a Duncan Nashville Strat pickup in the middle, and a Joe Barden Tele pickup in the bridge.

PREFUNK: The brown ale is a style known for solid malty flavor with light but firm sweetness and roasted biscuit-to-nutty caramel background tones. It has little or no hop aroma or flavor. They are medium-bodied beers, copper to dark brown in color. The brown ale style has been around for a long time, and is thought to have evolved from its darker cousin, the porter. Fox Island Brewing Co.’s “Leroy” Brown Ale has a deep brown color but is lighter bodied with low bitterness and an alcohol level of 5.2% with flavors of dark chocolate, coffee and vanilla. Grab a pint of the baddest pint in the whole damn island at Zog’s on Fox Island, beginning at 4 p.m.