Wednesday, March 6th, 2019

Morning Foam: State of the City Address, Lucky Charms beer, Fremont’s new-ish pilsner

Ron Swarner

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Morning Foam: State of the City Address, Lucky Charms beer, Fremont’s new-ish pilsner

GOOD MORNING, SOUTH SOUND!

Wednesday, March 6, 2019 — Tom Arnold turns 60 today!

Peaks and Pints Weather Guy has your mountain weather report.

Today’s Morning Foam was compiled while watching a dog tapped in 80 inches of snow saved by another dog.

PEAKS AND PINTS DRAFT HIGHLIGHTS

CRYSTAL CLOUD POLARIZED HAZY IPA, Gigantic Brewing: Gigantic brewers who appear to be normal size have created a hazy IPA that appears to be clear. It’s juicy and soft, loaded with Citra, Mosaic and Crystal hops creating citrusy, tropical and dank flavors for pure deliciousness. 6.9%

FRUIT-FULL FORT, Dogfish Head: An aggressive attempt to punch up the fruit flavor in the brewery’s standard Fort — itself a Belgian style strong ale featuring raspberries. Additions of blackberry, elderberry and boysenberry (along with the original raspberry) pair with a hefty Munich malt bill to provide a sipper loaded with booze, booze, booze. 18%

PARADISE PEAK PILSNER, Fremont Brewing: After 17 were killed in a mass shooting at ha high school in Parkland, Florida, Fremont Brewing changed the name of their Parkland Pilsner to Paradise Peak Pilsner. The brewery first brewed this beer to drink after working a shift at the brewery, but it’s bready, lemon and slightly bitter taste is too delicious to stay in-house. 5.5%

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Is it magically delicious?

CRAFT CHOICE CLICKABLES

Pike Brewing Company will host its annual Women in Beer Monday, May 13, during 2019 Seattle Beer Week. This celebration features women involved in the Northwest craft beer industry along with local, women cheese makers, restaurateurs, cider makers, chocolatiers and more, in benefit of Planned Parenthood. Tickets always sell out, so hurry!

In response to national demand after its 2018 launch in select cities, New Belgium Brewing and Primus Microcerveceria will take their fruit beer Mural Agua Fresca Cerveza nationally.

Norfolk, Virginia brewery Smartmouth had caused quite a stir with its announcement of a forthcoming Lucky Charms-inspired beer called Saturday Morning IPA. Brewed with marshmallows — though carefully not mentioning the cereal brand by name — the beer created national buzz, with coverage in USA Today and People magazine. After its first can release last Saturday yielded long lines and a quickly sold-out stock, now some people are reselling the Saturday Morning cans for a pretty penny online.

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Steaksauce Mustache will go nuts at The Plaid Pig tonight.

TODAY’S LOCAL STEW

STATE OF THE CITY ADDRESS, University of Puget Sound Schneebeck Concert Hall: Mayor Victoria Woodards will give her annual State of the City Address with Tacoma-Pierce County Chamber of Commerce Board Chair-Elect Clemencia Castro-Woolery serving as the master of ceremonies. The event will open with dancers from the Tacoma Urban Performing Arts Center, as well as ceremonial drumming by the Puyallup Tribe of Indians and a performance by the Tacoma Refugee Choir. 6:30-8 p.m., no cover, 500 N. Warner St., Tacoma

STEAKSAUCE MUSTACHE, The Plaid Pig: Oregon based band Steaksauce Mustache describes their sound as “chaotic hardcore.” Word. Chaotic hardcore could also describe their stage show. Catch this math-core band with Foes and others. 6:30 p.m., $8, 5214 S. Tacoma Way, Tacoma

THE LEGO MOVIE 2: THE SECOND PART, Blue Mouse Theatre: OK, so Lego Ninjago sank like a, um, brick. But remember how much you loved the first Lego Movie and Lego Batman? That’s reason enough to hold out hope for Lego Movie 2, which promises more of the same universe-welding snark with heart. 7 p.m., 2611 N. Proctor, Tacoma