Monday, March 18th, 2019

Morning Foam: Amarillo Revenge, Oregon Brewers Festival, freezing Mads

Ron Swarner


Morning Foam: Amarillo Revenge, Oregon Brewers Festival, freezing Mads


Monday, March 18, 2019 — Queen Latifah turns 49 today!

Peaks and Pints Weather Guy says Mailbox Peak is perfect for climbing.

Today’s Morning Foam was compiled while watching Bohemian Flightsody.


NITRO SALTED CARAMEL PORTER, Cascade Lakes Brewing: OK, it’s not a cleverly named beer, but the name certainly describes this porter. The flavors are dominated by bitter dark chocolate and salted caramel. The malts are present and you do pick up some sugary sweetness in the aftertaste. Let it warm up a bit. 5.8%

AMARILLO REVENGE, Revision Brewing: This single hop Double IPA hits the nose with oranges, melons, and floral hop notes. On the tongue, the floral notes rule. 9%


Ten years ago Black Raven Brewing started as a tiny tasting room in a nondescript business park on the edge of Redmond, Washington. They opened our doors to the public with one beer on tap, crossed their fingers, and hoped for the best. The best happened. The brewery is celebrating its 10th year a little late this year. They’re building a new production facility/taproom in Woodinville, which will house their annual Flock Party sometime in August.

The Oregon Brewers Festival has announced details for this summer’s 32nd annual event, and for the first time in the festival’s history, it will feature 100 percent Oregon craft beers and ciders, with more than 85 of these being first-release products that will debut at the event. From Allegory to Zoiglhaus, the Oregon Brewers Festival will pour 101 products from 93 breweries and eight cider houses in 34 cities Wednesday, July 24 through Saturday, July 27 at Tom McCall Waterfront Park in downtown Portland; the festival will not occur on Sunday for the first time since its inception.


ARCTIC, The Grand Cinema: Stranded in the Arctic Circle, Mads Mikkelsen embarks on a desperate and dangerous journey of survival. There are only a couple dozen lines of dialogue in Arctic, plus an assortment of grunts. Mads’ only company: the newly exiled Kevin Hart! PG-13, 2:15, 4:30, 6:45 and 9 p.m., $5.50-$8, 606 S. Fawcett, Tacoma

HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON: THE HIDDEN WORLD, Blue Mouse Theatre: The third of DreamWorks’ dragon flicks depicts the search for a fabled paradise that’s said to be a safe haven for the winged creatures. Those of us who grew up on Logan’s Run are bound to be suspicious of such a scenario; we still go to bed with “There is no sanctuary!” ringing in our ears. Will the promised nirvana again prove to be merely a rotting U.S. capitol populated by Peter Ustinov and his cats? We hope not. PG, 7 p.m., $4, 2611 N. Proctor, Tacoma