Tuesday, April 2nd, 2019

Morning Foam: Brooklyn Lager, Marilyn Strickland, lightning fast lectures

Ron Swarner

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Morning Foam: Brooklyn Lager, Marilyn Strickland, lightning fast lectures

GOOD MORNING, SOUTH SOUND!

Tuesday, April 2, 2019 — Agent Phil Coulson turns 57 today!

Peaks and Pints Weather Guy has the week’s forecast for the Olympics Mountains.

Today’s Morning Foam was compiled while watching Keanu Reeves take the bus. …

PEAKS AND PINTS DRAFT HIGHLIGHTS

BROOKLYN LAGER, Brooklyn Brewery: Brooklyn Lager won the Gold Medal for Amber Lager at the 2018 World Beer Cup because it’s one of the most refreshing Vienna lagers you’ll ever try. That malty nose showcases some caramel sweetness and some fruitiness, which is surprising considering this beer is brewed with lager yeast. It starts of very clean with a little bit of earthy hops and hints of hay malt up front that extends into the refreshingly crisp middle. The beer finishes with floral overtones and a strong toffee malt aftertaste. 5.2%

BLANCHE DE CHAMBLY, Unibroue: An ode to a city in the southwestern region of Quebec, Blanche de Chambly is not a traditional white beer. Pouring a light golden haze with a fine carbonation, the nose gives a distinct sweet and sour aroma, settled by a hint of coriander. The sweetness carries through to the taste with an additional yeast character, a signature of Unibroue, known for brewing beers on lees, which means it’s rested on the residual yeast deposits, fats and proteins that settle to the bottom of an aging vessel after secondary fermentation. 5%

CRAFT CHOICE CLICKABLES

Today, two Portland beer authors hold book signings: Jeff Alworth’s “The Widmer Way” and local cheesemonger Steve Jones Cheese Pairings book “Cheese Beer Wine Cider: A Field Guide to 75 Perfect Pairings” (co-written by Adam Lindsley). You can meet Alworth and purchase his book at Widmer Brothers taproom from 5-7 p.m., and Steve Jones will be with his book at Belmont Station from 5-7 p.m.

The breweries of the Ballard Brewery District present the first-ever Ballard Brewed Spring Beer Festival on Saturday, April 13th. The event features beers from 11 breweries, all located in Seattle’s Ballard neighborhood. Appropriately, the event takes place at one of the breweries: The Palladium at Hale’s Ales Brewery.

The Portland Farmhouse & Wild Ale Festival returns this weekend, taking place outside the clubhouse at Glendoveer Golf Course in collaboration with Von Ebert Brewing. “This years Farmhouse Fest is an invitational-style event with a completely different lineup of breweries and beers for the Saturday and Sunday sessions. Friday, April 5th will be an evening VIP experience with a mix of breweries from the entire fest as well as exclusives not available during the rest of the event.” Tickets are available online, $25 for the general sessions (or $45 for both).

Morning-Foam-Brooklyn-Lager-Marilyn-Strickland-lightning-fast-lecturesTODAY’S LOCAL STEW

THE INVISIBLES, The Grand Cinema: The Invisibles, directed by Claus Räfle, with a screenplay by Räfle and Alejandra López, follows the harrowing and moving experiences of four young Jews who went underground, living illegally in Berlin during World War II. Although the Nazis had declared that Berlin was “free of Jews” in June of 1943, around 7,000 Jews remained in the city, hiding in attics and basements, or living under assumed identities. Only 1,700 of them survived. 1:30 and 6:30 p.m., $5.50-$8, address, Tacoma

EXECUTIVE LEADERSHIP LECTURES SERIES: MARILYN STRICKLAND, Pacific Lutheran University: The School of Business welcomes former Tacoma mayor Marilyn Strickland who serves as the current president and CEO of the Seattle Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce. As the first person of color and second woman to hold this position, Marilyn works to tackle issues such as housing affordability, transportation, and workforce training. 6-7 p.m., no cover, 12180 Park Ave. S., Tacoma

OCEAN VOICES: LIGHTNING TALKS, Alma Mater: Hear 5-minute presentations from Dean Burke, paddleboarder and sports/tourism CEO, on social change; Dr. Bonnie Becker from the University of Washington, Tacoma on shellfish and climate change; Bethany Llewellyn of the University of Puget Sound’s Oikonos Lab on seabirds and plastic; Brice Boland and Stena Troyer, Surfrider Foundation, on community action; Rachel Easton of Harbor Wild Watch on marine life; Ryan Spence from Flashback Scuba on chasing Cousteau; Dr. Mindy Roberts from the Washington Environmental Council; Marc Duncan, Zoo aquarist, on why we built the Pacific Seas Aquarium; Grace Doleshel, youth volunteer at Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium Puget Sound Pilot. 7 p.m., 21+, no cover, 1322 S. Fawcett Ave., Tacoma