TACOMA PREFUNK FRIDAY, AUG. 25 2017: The Bruery Poteria and Destiny City Film Festival
PREFUNK: In 2016, The Bruery celebrated its eighth anniversary with the bourbon barrel-aged old ale Poterie. It’s freakin’ delicious with sweet, salty and umami flavors all in one. A sexy bourbon burn hits first followed by chocolate, vanilla, raisins, custard, oak, dried fruit, apricot and a little brandy. Every aspect of this beer is beautiful, from its sultry dark appearance to how the wet bourbon barrel traits perfectly mesh with sweet artisan chocolate. Peaks and Pints pours the delight from our Western red cedar tap log.
7 P.M. DESTINY CITY FILM FESTIVAL: The Destiny City Film Festival is a homegrown, true-Tacoma community event, inspired by our city’s nickname — The City of Destiny — and is built to showcase the best independent films from the Pacific Northwest and beyond. Curated by former Tacoma Film Festival director Emily Alm, the fourth version of this film fest kicks off tonight and runs through Sunday afternoon at the Blue Mouse Theatre in Tacoma’s Proctor District. Opening the fest tonight is Wash Up, which follows Mason O’Brien, a short-lived National Hockey League player and reluctant minor leaguer, as he revisits his hometown and the colorful characters that populate it. While hiding the reason he is home during the hockey season, Mason is forced to figure out if it’s finally time to hang up his skates.
8 P.M. TWANG JUNKIES: The country genre nowadays often seems to favor superstar pop-artists, and one can also admit that it has lost a lot of original flavor and a great amount of heart and soul. The Twang Junkies are loaded with original flavor and soul. The Tacoma band moseys up to the bar with Cash, Haggard, Hank and Earle on one side and Jagger, Lennon, Bowie and Gibb on the other, then taking The Valley tonight with their own blend of alt-country: a Southern twang bass with a hint of indie rock. Lemmon and Christy Hays open.