THURSDAY, AUG. 25 2016: South Sound events + craft beer …
Enumclaw Pro Rodeo + BrewDad’s of Bonney Lake = Yee-Haw Citracado!
Rhythm & Rye + Fish Brewing = Steep!
The Swiss + The Copper Door = Oregon trail
The Enumclaw Pro Rodeo hits the Enumclaw Expo Center at 7 p.m. You can watch tough people get thrown around by burgers on the hoof, enjoy the smell of large animal pucky or watch Mutton Bustin’ in which children ride sheep. Wooooeee, that’s a hoot!
PREFUNK: In 2012, Stone Brewing first released its decidedly indelicate Triple IPA as Stone Ruination Tenth Anniversary IPA, to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the beloved year-round release Stone Ruination IPA. Renamed to Stone RuinTen IPA, today’s version still uses the same recklessly hoppy recipe as the 2012 release quenching the bitter thirst that runs rampant among members of Team Stone. They pack a whopping five pounds of hops into each barrel, and cranked up the ABV to stand up to the hop onslaught. Clocking in at 10.8 percent ABV and 110 International Bittering Units, the beer is unabashedly bitter–in a good way. From 6-9 p.m. BrewDad’s in Bonney Lake bottle shop and taproom will tap a RuinTen IPA variant with orange peel and vanilla bean, as well as Stone 20th Anniversary Citracado IPA, Arrogant Bastard and a special bottle as part of a Stone Brewers Night.
Say you want to get away? Looking for some peace and quiet, the warm crackle of a campfire, a starry night sky? Yeah, you and everybody else. The next best thing is nestling up to stage with a craft beer and snuggle up to San Francisco’s Americana outfit Steep Ravine. The band’s soulful tunes and fiery instrumentals take roots and acoustic music in compelling new stylistic directions. Blending equal parts poetic lyricism and string-playing ingenuity, Steep Ravine brings in elements of jazz and folk-rock (half of the quartet studied at the California Jazz Conservatory) to bluegrass. Catch the band with the jamgrass mash up Pine Mountain featuring members of The Oly Mountain Boys and The Pine Hearts at 9 p.m. in Rhythm & Rye in downtown Olympia.
PREFUNK: Fish Brewing Co. Head Brewer Paul Pearson will walk across the street and into the Fish Tale Brew Pub with his new Triple IPA. Brewed with Equinox, Mosaic, Chinook and Citra it’s an intense beer with citrus and “candi” notes and an intense alcohol burn. Hang with Pearson and his 12.1%, 105 IBU beer from 5-8 p.m.
Luke and The Boys — a pop punk band named after the bass player with an awesome drummer and a singer that stays in the background but brings it — will drive up from Madras, Oregon, rock you at 9 p.m. in The Swiss Restaurant and Pub. Tacoma indie reggae band Cashing In Karma joins the fun.
PREFUNK: The Copper Door teased tonight’s Ecliptic Brewing Brewer’s Night this past Tuesday with an awesome flight of Ecliptic craft beers. From 6-9 p.m., Ecliptic will returns to the Door with Spectra Pilsner, Zenith Grapefruit Gose, Capella Porter, Orange Giant Barleywine and hugs as large as the earth’s yearly path around the sun.
BONUS: Odd Otter Brewing Co. is raising money for the Louisiana flood relief effort tonight. From 6-10 p.m. the downtown Tacoma brewery will donate 10% of its proceeds and 50% of raffle ticket sales to United Way of Southeast Louisiana.