Sunday, May 21st, 2017

SUNDAY PREFUNK: Wet Coast Line Jumper before Bob Ross and Dave Bald Eagle

Ron Swarner


SUNDAY, MAY 21 2017: Tacoma events + craft beer …

PREFUNK: Wet Coast Line Jumper IPA gets its name from the boats smuggling liquor across the Canadian boarder into the US during prohibition. Accordingly, the Gig Harbor brewery smuggled in a new recipe for its Line Jumper. The Chinook and El Dorado hops have been loaded in a boat and cast away. Mosaic and Eureka join the anchor Columbus hop. That’s right; two heavyweights with complex flavors meet head-on in this delicious IPA. Mosaic — probably one of the most aptly named hops — fuses an array of tropical fruits, citrus and berry with mild herbal, earthy and pine characteristic. Eureka hops emphasize heavy pine, underlined by mild floral notes and rounded out with dank aromas. So … it’s not surprising that the new Line Jumper reveals sweet, fruity flavor of caramel and hops with notes of flowers and pine needles. Line Jumper pours from Peaks and Pints’ western red cedar tap log.

1-5:30 P.M. BOB ROSS PAINTING PARTY: Here’s some words we never thought we’d write: Bob Ross is coming to Pacific Brewing & Malting Co. today. The soft-spoken painter, famous for his excellent hair and The Joy of Painting TV series, will screen on the downtown Tacoma’s TV and you can paint along with him. The price is $12 and includes canvas, paints and brushes. Pacific Brewing & Malting Co., Tacoma

1:10 and 6:45 P.M.: NEITHER WOLF NOR DOG: Based on the book by Kent Nerburn, this film tells the story of a white author who is summoned by Dan, a Lakota Elder (95-year-old Dave Bald Eagle), to write a book about his life and his people’s history. Feeling unqualified, unworthy and reluctant, the author turns the offer down but events conspire to draw him back in. The Grand Cinema, Tacoma