MONDAY, NOV. 14 2016: South Sound events + craft beer …
Wheelock Student Center + Peaks and Pints = H.C and J.H.
King’s Books + Local Boys Tap Room = small towns represent
Job Carr is credited as the first permanent residence of a settler in what is now Tacoma. He arrived on Christmas Day 1864, cut out a paper snowflake, put cookies in front of the fireplace then filed a land claim for 168 acres in what is now part of the city’s waterfront walkway along Commencement Bay. Mary Bowlby of the Job Carr Cabin Museum in Old Town Tacoma will chat up Howard Carr, a brother of Job Carr, and his role in Tacoma’s history at 7 p.m. in the Wheelock Student Center on the University of Puget Sound campus.
PREFUNK: John Harris and Jack Harris, brewmasters of Ecliptic Brewing and Fort George Brewery, respectively, share the same initials and both got their brewing start at McMenamins. The two have joined forces to create JH² IPA, a delicious craft beer brewed with pale malt, Munich malt, and Pinot Noir and Syrah juice, giving it a subtle wine taste. Mosaic, Calypso, Simcoe, and Centennial hops add a wonderful hop aroma and flavor to the beer. Peaks and Pints has the cosmic collaboration pouring from our Western red cedar tap log beginning at 11 a.m.
Weekly Volcano visual arts critic Alec Clayton has written another book, Tupelo. It’s a tale told from beyond the grave by Kevin Lumpkin, the youngest of a set of identical twins about a small town in an era of reluctant change. Listen to Clayton read about white boy born to privilege who comes of age in the time of Freedom Riders, Lunch counter sit-ins, civil rights marches and demonstrations at 7 p.m. in King’s Books.
PREFUNK: In recent decades, breweries have sprung up all over America — in towns big and small — evolving the art and science of brewing while enhancing the city’s livability. Bellingham, Washington, is quickly becoming a brewery fan’s nirvana. With sudsy stalwarts like Boundary Bay Brewery in downtown Bellingham and North Fork Brewery in Deming paving the way, a newer crop of craft-beer makers have also planted roots there — including Kulshan Brewing Co. and Aslan Brewing Co., both taking over the taps at Local Boys Tap Room all day long. The 15-barrel Kulshan will pour its Bastard Kat IPA, Sunnyland IPA and Kitten Mittens Winter Ale. Aslan, Bellingham’s first all-organic brewery with a 15-barrel capacity, will pour Batch 15 IPA, Dawn Patrol Pacific Ale and Illmatic IPA. Both breweries will be at the taproom and beer store next to the Purdy Bridge answering questions and handing out swag.