TACOMA PREFUNK MONDAY, JUNE 18 2018: E9 Brewery and primatologist Dwayne Johnson
PREFUNK: In 1995, Dusty Trail converted the historic Engine House No. 9 bar into a brewpub, and brought back the Tacoma Brew, the famous Tacoma lager of 1888. Dick Dickens grabbed the reins in 2002, bringing in head brewer Doug Tiede. Heads turned and medals were hung. In 2011, X group purchased Engine House No. 9, with head brewer Shane Johns breaking the brewery off from the restaurant. Saisons and sours and gold medals followed. Saturday, E9 Brewery grabbed three gold medals, three silver medals and a bronze at the Washington Beer Awards, including Mid Sized Brewery of the Year for the third year in a row. Peaks and Pints has two E9 Brewery craft beers on tap today: Ferme Agrume #6 Sale Ale brewed with Cara cara oranges and Azacca hops, and dry-hopped French Lop Saison with notes of lemon, lime and tropical fruits.
5 P.M. PARKWAY RANDALL: Dogfish Head continues its love affair with fruit with its refreshing Festina Peche neo-Berliner Weisse. This lacto-cultured beer pours a straw yellow with an earthy, lemongrass and lager aroma with a hint of funk. It washes over the tongue with whole grain cereal sweetness; then … Bam! sour notes and peach flavors storm into the picture, leaving puckered cheeks in their wake. Sean Jackson will continue his love affair with beer infusions running Festina Peach through an tube full of fresh ingredients at the Parkway Tavern tonight.
7 P.M. RAMPAGE: Sure, the film Rampage’s source material is ostensibly the video game series of the same name. But the pitch is absolutely “King Kong meets the Hulk, with Dwayne Johnson in a role that’s miraculously neither of the aforementioned.” The once and future Rock plays a primatologist whose gorilla buddy is turned into an oversized berserker, leading to lifestyle complications for each. (And yes, we know you’re still stuck on that speed bump of “Dwayne Johnson plays a primatologist,” but it’s 19 years since you had to accept Denise Richards as a nuclear physicist, so just lean in.) Catch it tonight at the Blue Mouse Theatre in Tacoma’s Proctor District.