TACOMA PREFUNK MONDAY, OCT. 16 2017: Maritime Pacific Autumn Kölsch and War For The Planet of the Apes
PREFUNK: Let’s talk kölsch. Kölsch is made with ale yeast and is fermented warm, yet commonly aged at colder temperatures, making it a hybrid between the lager and the ale. The kölsch name is associated with a beer from Köln. In Germany it is brewed to strict standards, with 10 to 20 percent wheat. Maritime Pacific gives its Autumn Kölsch a little Northwest bump adding a subtle citrus flavor from an abundance of Amarillo hops as well ad dry-hopping it with Summit hops. It’s crisp in hop character, but not bitter. Peaks and Pints pours the Maritime Pacific Autumn Kölsch from our Western red cedar tap log today.
5 P.M. PARKWAY RANDALL: pFriem’s Dank IPA was on for a minute at Peaks and Pints. It’s freakin’ delicious with a piney and resinous hop nose and a flavor much the same with lots of piney hops, not terribly dank, but with a great hop characteristic. It makes sense that Parkway Tavern’s Manager Sean Jackson would run pFriem’s Dank IPA through a Randall of fresh ingredients tonight. He wears a dank Rogue Dead Guy Ale cap on a daily basis.
7 P.M. WAR FOR THE PLANET OF THE APES: The modern-day Planet of the Apes series went three-for-three when it comes to critical and commercial success, which is a trifecta the original series never managed. Just don’t worry that the monkeys are forgetting their roots, because War furthers the tradition of character names that are affectionate nods to the Heston era. Joining “Caesar,” “Bright Eyes” and the extremely droll “Dodge Landon” is a new character who just happens to be named Nova. Anyhoo, War For The Planet of the Apes is making a run at Peaks and Pints’ neighbor, the Blue Mouse Theatre.