Monday, July 31st, 2017

TACOMA PREFUNK MONDAY, JULY 31 2017: Holy Mountain Helmsman and variations

Ron Swarner

Singer/songwriter Kristen Marlo joins guitarist Jeff Ross at Odd Otter brewing tonight.

TACOMA PREFUNK MONDAY, JULY 31 2017: Holy Mountain Helmsman and variations

PREFUNK: Holy Mountain Brewing Co. does wonderful things with malt in its Seattle brewhouse, despite the brand’s fame with IPAs, sours and saisons. Its easy drinking mild English mild clocks in at 3.7% ABV, which is lovely on a day like today. English mild ales are easy drinking and slightly malt-forward in both aroma and flavor. “Mild” often refers to the relative lack of hop bitterness. Drop by Peaks and Pints for Holy Mountain’s amazing Helmsman English mild. It’s toasty with wood character and a little cherry plus lingering mild sweet malt. Peaks and Pints, Tacoma

5 P.M. PARKWAY RANDALL: We hear Silver City’s Tropic Haze discussions in barbershops. We hear Tropic Haze namedrops in the locker room. We hear hushed haze hullabaloo in libraries. The biggest cheers for this delicious hazy IPA are within the Silver City Brewery. This beer spent some time in test tubes. Brewmaster Don “Big Hazy” Spencer opened up the secret experimental hop hope chest, brewed pilot batch after pilot batch, blind-tasted close friends and discovered a secret hop made for hazy IPAs. No, the pineapple juice, mango or orange flavors aren’t additives; it’s the hop behind the curtain. Tropical, indeed. And tonight Parkway Tavern manager Sean Jackson runs the hazy IPA through a Randall full of fresh ingredients. Parkway Tavern, Tacoma

6:30 P.M. DESIGN & THINKING: The Grand Cinema will screen the documentary Design & Thinking as part of its Habitat Film Series. Pulling experts from a wide variety of fields, Design & Thinking reveals how we can utilize the principles of design to solve broader problems in society. This colorful film will change how you view everything from start-ups to setbacks, and encourage you to unleash your own creativity into the world. The Grand Cinema, Tacoma

7 P.M. ODD OTTER MONDAY: Odd Otter hosts live music every Monday to accompany the night’s happy hour and service industry discounts. Guitarist Jeff Ross joins singer/songwriter Kristen Marlo for what can only be described as awesome. Odd Otter Brewing Co., Tacoma