PREFUNK: Last year, Firestone Walker discontinued its Black Imperial IPA, Wookey Jack. Now there’s a replacement, the new black IPA Wookus. The fourth release in the brewery’s Leo v. Ursus Chronology, Wookus is brewed with Amarillo and Citra hops, just like Wookey Jack, but double dry-hopped it with Mosaic. Also, as with the original Wookey Jack, Wookus is brewed with five percent rye malt. The result is an imperial black IPA that has a big base of black malt and nutty rich brown malt but then builds on it with some dank, earthy, floral, piney hop flavor with bold bitterness and a lingering hop and earthy malty finish. Wookus pours from Peaks and Pints’ Western red cedar tap log today.
1:15 AND 6:30P.M. WAIT FOR YOUR LAUGH: Stories of women struggling to find equal footing in the entertainment world are currently blowing up newsfeeds, and some of them have zeroed in on the extra difficulties of being a funny female performer. It’s tough now, but ladies, it has never been easy. Let Rose Marie tell you. The 94-year-old performer helps narrate Wait for Your Laugh, Jason Wise’s documentary about Rose Marie’s nine decades in the show biz. She was still sharp and feisty, and after all these years, ready to spill a little tea about certain so-and-so’s screening. Sadly, she passed Dec. 28, 2017 before the documentary screen at The Grand Cinema today.
8 P.M. OPEN MIC: Open mic nights are a gamble, no matter which side of the mic you’re on. As a performer you’re laying bare your songcraft and hoping the audience applauds; as a listener you have to contend with this songcraft-baring and hope it goes down easy. This tension is nicely dissipated at the North End Social Club’s open mic, held each Tuesday. Helmed by the easy-going Kim Archer, an amazing guitarist and singer in her own right, this laid-back night attracts very talented singer-songwriters. Bonus: NESC bartender Jen Mohoney chose Peaks and Pints’ beer flight today!