Thursday, October 19th, 2017

TACOMA PREFUNK THURSDAY, OCT. 19 2017: Airways Brewing one-offs and punk rock

Ron Swarner

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TACOMA PREFUNK THURSDAY, OCT. 19 2017: Airways Brewing one-offs and punk rock

PREFUNK: In 2010, Alex Dittmar combined his homebrewing passion and love for 1960’s big jet airliners opening Airways Brewing in Kent, Washington. Seven years later, founder and head brewer Dittmar and crew operate out of much larger facility in downtown Kent. Dittmar brought his former Alaska Airlines job with him with an airline industry theme throughout his taproom and craft beers. Peaks and Pints hosts Airways Brewing during its Lodge Meeting at 6 p.m. The night will focus on Airways’ specialty craft beers, such as their Fresh Hop and the first taste of their double IPA. In addition to Airways beers pouring from the Western red cedar tap log, expect Airways swag.

5-8 P.M. THE KAREEM KANDI WORLD ORCHESTRA: Last week The Kareem Kandi World Orchestra filled Peaks and Pints with Thelonious Monk. It was righteous, to say the least. Tonight, the trio fills the Museum of Glass with Dizzy Gillespie and Art Blakey.

8 P.M. PUNK ROCK: Punk rock isn’t a popularity contest. It’s a way of life, and what you’ve been through in life. It’s an attitude. This isn’t 1977. It’s not even 1981, the year hardcore exploded, or 1995, when punk went fully commercial in the U.S. behind acts like Green Day and Rancid. This is 2017 and punk is still alive. Eugene, Oregon kick butt punk rock band Not A Part of It join local punks The Disorderlies and The Bitter Ex Lovers at The Valley tonight.

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