PREFUNK: Sure, the name is slightly revolting, but once you get past that, you are in for a treat. Big Sky Brewing’s Moose Drool Brown Ale is brewed with pale, caramel, chocolate, and whole black malts balanced with Kent Goldings, Liberty and Willamette hops. Hints of robust toffee and honey swirls around the nose mostly from the malt with a hint of spice added by the hops. On the tongue, brown sugar and chocolate blend perfectly finishing with a clean bitterness and slightly dry, but not harsh. All of Big Sky Brewing Co.’s beers are named after animals, including Slow Elk and Heavy Horse. But Moose Drool is definitely the weirdest name of them all. Hope you’re brave enough to give it a try on tap at Peaks and Pints today.
NOON TO CLOSE: The family-friendly Boundary Bay Brewery was the first brewpub in Bellingham. Opened in 1995, the cornerstone of Bellingham brewing has amassed more than 90 awards for their beer. Local Boys Tap Room next to the Purdy bridge host the brewery for an all-day tap takeover with Boundary Bay sales executive Xander in the house around 5 p.m.
1:45 AND 6:20 P.M. BECOMING WHO I WAS: Becoming Who I Was tells the emotional story of Padma Angdu, a young Indian boy believed to be a “Rinpoche,” the reincarnation of a high-ranking Tibetan spiritual master. Over the span of several years, directors Moon Chang-Yong and Jeon Jin document Padma’s sweet relationship with UrgyanRickzen, the older man who is his tutor and doting caregiver. But when the boy’s expelled from the monastery while waiting for members his former community to come and claim him, Urgyan decides to take Padma on the long journey to return him to Tibet. Bring tissues for this one at The Grand Cinema today.