Monday, April 1st, 2019

Morning Foam: Ecliptic-Brooklyn Brewery Tap Takeover, Glitter Beer official style

Ron Swarner


Morning Foam: Ecliptic-Brooklyn Brewery Tap Takeover, Glitter Beer official style


Monday, April 1, 2019 — Jimmy Cliff turns 70 today!

Peaks and Pints Weather Guy has today’s forecast for Oyster Dome.

Today’s Morning Foam was compiled while watching the trailer for The Beach Bum….


GILLIAN’S RED, Mazama Brewing: This American style red ale grabbed silver at the 2016 Best of Craft Beer Awards. It has lots of hop character from late addition Centennial, Mosaic, and Simcoe hops. 6.3%

SOME PAPER, Mirage Beer Co.: Harvested from the pelletizing machines, hop hash is concentrated lupulin glands, which means it has high concentration of both acids and oils that yields powerful characteristics. Some Paper is brewed with El Dorado hop hash, plus Oregon-grown Chinook, for intense hop flavor without the grassy nature, lots of soft peach notes and a bitter, hop finish. 6.5%


Today, April 1, 2019, the Brewers Association (BA), the not-for-profit trade group dedicated to promoting and protecting America’s small and independent craft brewers, released an amendment to its Beer Style Guidelines for 2019 creating a new category for 2018’s trendy “it” beer, Glitter Beer.

Garrett Oliver, the brewmaster at Brooklyn Brewery for 24 years, said that it was not until he “was well into adulthood” that he finally understood what “I am doing creative nothing” meant. The author of “The Good Beer Book” and “The Brewmaster’s Table, ” Garrett Oliver, 56, is a busy man. The editor of “The Oxford Companion to Beer” can also be found judging beer competitions around the world, or creating recipes at the brewery in Williamsburg, as well as at its outpost at the Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, N.Y. But on Sundays Mr. Oliver is all about doing creative nothing.

Millions of words, and dozens of books, have been written about Guinness, the beer, the brewery, and the family, and a perhaps surprising amount of inaccurate mythology (and sometimes pure nonsense) has crept into the story. Here is a short list of some of the “facts” that writers, some of them supposedly authoritative sources, most frequently get wrong about Guinness, which you’ll find repeated all over the interwebs, whenever someone lazily repeats something somewhere else never bothered checking.

Ecliptic-Brewing-Brooklyn-Brewery-Tap-Takeover-TacomaTODAY’S LOCAL STEW

ECLIPTIC BREWING AND BROOKLKYN BREWERY TAP TAKEOVER, Peaks and Pints: The Brooklyn Brewery and Ecliptic Brewing tap takeover is going down tonight inside Peaks and Pints’ little lodge in Tacoma’s Proctor District. It’s true. Ecliptic picked Peaks and Pints to showcase their newest Cosmic Collaboration series, “5 Beers for 5 Years,” in which the Portland brewery collaborates with five other esteemed breweries to brew five celestial concoctions, then taking each collaboration on separate tours supported by tapped craft beer from both breweries. Brooklyn Brewery certainly didn’t tell famed Brewmaster Harris no; the two breweries brewed an amazing Tangerine Farmhouse Ale to kick off the first tour, which Peaks and Pints will host the Tacoma release party tonight. As guests enjoy the bright tangerine and balanced farmhouse spice of the Ecliptic/Brooklyn Tangerine Farmhouse Ale, they’ll ponder their next pints from a draft list that includes Brooklyn’s Lager, Bel Air Sour, Sorachi Ace Saison and Black Chocolate Stout. Ecliptic’s Flamingo Planet Guava Blonde Ale, Vega IPA #1: Cashmere & Strata Hops, and Phobos Single Hop Red Ale will be icing on Ecliptic’s fifth anniversary cake. 6 p.m., no cover, 3816 N. 26th St., Basecamp Proctor, Tacoma

BOHEMIAN RHAPSODY, Blue Mouse Theatre: Queen was one of the greatest rock bands ever. Lead singer Freddie Mercury was gifted young visionary whose family didn’t understand him, who sent a workmanlike rock band to the heights, suffered his own ego-driven fall, and then reunited with his comrades for a swan song performance. This movie does good, not great, job documenting that journey. 7 p.m., $4, 2611 N. Proctor, Tacoma