Monday, May 28th, 2018

SOUTH SOUND PREFUNK MONDAY, MAY 28 2018: Occidental Hefeweizen and Crocodile Seandee

Ron Swarner


SOUTH SOUND PREFUNK MONDAY, MAY 28 2018: Occidental Hefeweizen and Crocodile Seandee

PREFUNK: The German Beer Purity Law — Reinheitsgebot — is two years past its quincentennial: 500 years of absolutely nothing but barley (or wheat), hops, water and yeast. Not so much as a spruce tip or cacao nib may defile anything called “beer.” Occidental Brewing’s brewmaster Dan Engler mostly brews beers in the spirit (if not the letter) of the Reinheitsgebot. Opening in 2011 in Portland’s St. Johns neighborhood, Occidental makes some of the best German-style beers in the Northwest, including their authentic Bavarian Hefeweizen. It’s hefeweizen makes one want to throw on a pair of lederhosen over your flannel. If you like wheat beer — heck, even if you hate it — you must try this sweet, banana- and clove-scented hefeweizen pouring from Peaks and Pints’ Western red cedar tap log.

11:30 A.M., 1, 3:30, 6 AND 8:40 P.M. DISOBEDIENCE: In the latest taboo-breaker from director Sebastian Lello (A Fantastic Woman), Rachel Weisz and Rachel McAdams play women who rekindle the illicit love affair that ran them afoul of their Orthodox Jewish community years earlier. Boy, talk about not learning a lesson. And you thought being impaled on the three-foot metal eyelash of a giant roving eyeball at Burning Man that second time meant your learning curve was a flat line. Anyway, catch it at The Grand Cinema today.

2 P.M. MEMORIAL DAY COMMEMORATION: Mills & Mills Funeral Home and Memorial Park in Tumwater will host its 37th Annual Memorial Day Commemoration. The event will kick off with a prelude from the Capital Area Concert Band, which will serenade attendees with an Armed Forces collection and the “Star-Spangled Banner.” Rev. Michael Wenzel from Trinity Lutheran Church will then give the invocation, and American Legion Post 100 will be onsite for a cannon salute with Boy Scout Troop 250 posting the colors. Military honors will include a rifle salute from the VFW Ira Carter Post 318 and “Taps,” performed by Sam Reed and Wayne Appler of the Capital Area Concert Band, will conclude the ceremony.

5 P.M. PARKWAY RANDALL: Here are a few things you might not know about Parkway Tavern manager Sean Jackson: Paul Hogan personally calls and awakens him each morning; he calls his walk to the Parkway going on a “Parkway-bout”; his home toilet flushes counter clockwise; he eats 40 shrimp a day; his first homebrew was a Vegemite Vienna Lager. It’s no shock Jackson will run pFriem Family Brewers’ Down Under IPA through his infusion tube full of fresh ingredients. Beware: As you enjoy the IPA brewed with Down Under hops Taiheke, Motueka, Vic Secret, Nelson and Galaxy infused with, as of right now, mystery ingredients, don’t mention Russell Crowe to Jackson. Crowe originally promised Jackson the role of “Frolic Room Bartender” in L.A. Confidential.