Monday, June 12th, 2017

TACOMA PREFUNK MONDAY, JUNE 12 2017: Stoup Please and Thank You IPA and Squeak and Squawk

Ron Swarner


TACOMA PREFUNK MONDAY, JUNE 12 2017: Stoup Please and Thank You IPA and Squeak and Squawk

PREFUNK: Stoup Brewing has good manners. The folks at the Seattle brewery always say “please” and “thank you.” “May we please have a small business administration loan to open Stoup Brewing in Ballard in October 2013?” Good manners … and a solid business plan works. Signing the paperwork, founders and husband-and-wife duo Brad Benson and Lara Zahaba said, “thank you.” A stream of thank yous followed after their Robust Porter grabbed a silver medal at the 2014 World Beer Cup. Sitting in Stoup’s taproom, one can hear plenty of please and thank yous, the appropriate verbiage involved when ordering the brewery’s Please and Thank You IPA. Comet and Ekuanot hops in the whirlpool and loads of Idaho 7 in the dry-hop make for a pleasing craft beer packed with aromas of berry, citrus and pine. Oh, and thanks for the balanced malt profile and a beautiful golden color. Peaks and Pints is very pleased to have Please and Thank You IPA pouring from our Western red cedar tap log. Thank you Stoup Brewing! Peaks and Pints, Tacoma

5 P.M. RANDALL NIGHT: Airways Jumbo Juice lands in the Park Tavern’s Randall tonight. Drop by at 5 p.m. and discover what ingredients pilot Sean Jackson will allow aboard. Parkway Tavern, Tacoma

7 P.M. SUDSPOP: SQUEAK AND SQUAWK FUNDRAISER: Can’t wait until the Squeak and Squawk 2017 music festival? The indie rock and pop festival lands in Tacoma beginning June 22, but you can celebrate the music and help support the festival when Peaks and Pints plays music curated by Squeak and Squawk co-producer Rev. Adam McKinney as part of its weekly SudsPop music and craft beer listening party tonight. Fifty cents from every craft beer pint sold will go toward funding this year’s SQSQ festival. Peaks and Pints, Tacoma

7 P.M. BEAUTY AND THE BEAST: The Disney remake of Beauty and the Beast, which mixes live action with computer animation, may not have the elegant simplicity and originality of the 1991 hand-drawn classic, but it’s got enough magic and emotion to easily make it one of the best movies of 2017 so far. Blue Mouse Theatre, Tacoma