Wednesday, March 20th, 2019

Morning Foam: Gigantic Hellboy, SudsPop, Legally Blonde

Ron Swarner

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Morning Foam: Gigantic Hellboy, SudsPop, Legally Blonde

GOOD MORNING, SOUTH SOUND!

Wednesday, March 20, 2019 — Spike Lee turns 62 today!

Peaks and Pints Weather Guy says it’s a beautiful day to hike the Klickitat Rail Trail.

Today’s Morning Foam was compiled while watching it literally rain beer in Middleton, Greater Manchester.

PEAKS AND PINTS DRAFT HIGHLIGHTS

HELLBOY, Gigantic Brewing: To commemorate the 25th anniversary of the publication of Hellboy: Seed of Destruction, Gigantic and Dark Horse Comics collaborated on Hellboy, a maple syrup pancakes beer, based on award-winning cartoonist Mike Mignola’s legendary character. It’s a brown ale infused with massive amounts of maple syrup. It really does taste like maple syrup pancakes. 6.66%

NIGHT DIVIDES THE DAY, Skookum Brewery: The Arlington brewery grabbed their base kolsch recipe and added German Carafa malt for roastiness, then swapped out Cascade for Simcoe hops for a more pronounced hop presence. Think pseudo schwarzbier. 5.6%

CRAFT CHOICE CLICKABLES

The crucial moment when a hobbyist homebrewer turns into a competitor often looks like this: You’ve been brewing for long enough to upgrade from extract to all-grain. Your friends tell you, “I would pay for this beer.” You believe them, and start to dream of winning your first homebrew competition. Here’s how to take quality homebrew to award-winning recipes in a few not-so-arduous, not-too-expensive steps.

Pelican Brewing Company has released Pelican Pilsner, a tasty German-style Pilsner that joins the year-round lineup of Pelican classics. The beer is available now as a draft-only delight at all Pelican brewpubs and other participating watering holes.

Collaborations with Kombucha companies is already looking like a trend on the rise for 2019 with the latest being Laurelwood Brewing Co.’s new “Lost in Happy Mountain Saison” Collaboration. Portland-based Laurelwood teamed with Happy Mountain Kombucha Co. on this hybrid beer, which the brewery is releasing as a new spring seasonal on draft and in 500ml bottles.

TODAY’S LOCAL STEW

CITY LIGHTS, The Grand Cinema: A homeless tramp befriends a lovely blind flower seller and convinces her he is a millionaire while he secretly labors to pay for the restoration of her sight. One of Charlie Chaplin’s masterpieces, the hilarious and heart-rending City Lights was made and released as a silent with music track in the post-talkie era. After both screenings, film teacher and author Joanne Clarke Dillman will lead a discussion. 1:45 and 6:45 p.m., $5.50-$8, 606 S. Fawcett, Tacoma

SUDSPOP, Peaks and Pints: Hellbent Brewing Co. owner and head brewer Brian Young will discuss the ins and outs of post fermentation in the brewing process at Peaks and Pints’ next SudsPop beer lecture and private concert tonight. Each SudsPop event features a brewer, an exclusive one-off beer brewed by the special guest brewer and a chosen artist or band in our East Wing events room. Joining Young will be Jeff Hamel, the lead singer/guitarist from SweetKiss Momma, a rock and roll band with a Southern soul straight outta Puyallup, Washington. 7-9 p.m., $14, 3816 N. 26th St., Basecamp Proctor, Tacoma

LEGALLY BLONDE — THE MUSICAL, Pantages Theater: Based on the 2001 movie, the show tells the story of the relentlessly sunny and sexy Elle Woods. She is dumped by her boyfriend, who, on his way to Harvard Law School, decides he needs more “suitable” wife material. As pink in her outlook as she is in her wardrobe, Elle decides to go to Harvard as well and, over the course of two acts, learns about more than just the law. 7:30 p.m., $55-$139, 901 Broadway, Tacoma