THURSDAY, SEPT. 8 2016: South Sound events + craft beer …
King’s Books + Silver City Brewery = Magnificent Bastard
Obsidian + Oly Taproom = fresh hops and crusty doom
G. Donnalson’s + The Copper Door = Jared and Jeppe
The Brotherhood Lounge + McMenamins Spar Café = discounts
CARV’S WILD RIDE
Sure, Christian Carvajal is a longtime writer for the Weekly Volcano — but he’s got some really impressive stuff on his resume too. He’s a math teacher, for one. Even better, he’s a math teachin’ sci-fi author who wrote the bestseller, Lightfall. Carv (as we like to call him) is back with a sexy satire of a novel called Mr. Klein’s Wild Ride. Written under the pen name Lynn Savage, it’s set in a theme park for sexually adventurous couples. King’s Books will host a reading and release party for the new print edition from Mud Flat Press. Drop by King’s at 7 p.m. and meet Carv. He’ll be the really kick-ass looking guy at the table with all the shiny new books — books he actually wrote.
PREFUNK: At noon, Silver City Brewery will release 500ml bottles of its Big Magnificent Bastard — a Scotch Ale aged in Scotch whisky barrels. Apparently a rare and unique opportunity arose when barrels from the Macallan whisky distillery in Scotland came into the Bremerton brewery’s possession. The result is a saxophonic blast of toffee, vanilla, and honeysuckle electrifies the deep, bass frequencies of the peated, roasty scotch ale.
WOLVES IN THE THRONE ROOM
Like a crow that is dark, intelligent and resourceful — schooling its children in the ways of life, so do Wolves in the Throne Room school their listeners in the ways of earthy black metal. Sometimes ambient, sometimes thunderous, always with radical environmentalism in mind, Wolves will remind you of the very roots and rock and flesh to which we all belong. An alpha and omega, if you will, of everything black metal, Scandinavian, doom and crust. The Wolves rock the Obsidian’s music room with Dispirit and Black Fucking Cancer at 9 p.m.
PREFUNK: The great-grandparents of Bale Breaker Brewing Company owners Patrick Smith, Meghann Quinn, and Kevin Smith first planted hops in the Yakima Valley in 1932, the year before Prohibition ended. Now, 84 years later, their love of hops and passion for craft beer has led them to where they are today — in the midst of running a 30-barrel production brewery and taproom surrounded by their family’s hop fields, just down the road from where they were born and raised. The Oly Taproom will tap five Bale Breaker beers at 6 p.m., with the mindset of giving away shirts, hats, coozies, sunglasses and a 64-ounce Bale Breaker vacuum-sealed, stainless steel, insulated growler.
Winner of the Jazz Division’s 2013 National Trumpet Competition and the 2008 Lionel Hampton Jazz Festival’s Outstanding Trumpet Award, trumpeter Jared Hall is recognized as a contemporary and melodic soloist. Jared has shared the stage with Chick Corea, Bobby McFerrin, George Benson, Wayne Bergeron, Kevin Spacey, Gloria Estefan and you at 7:30 p.m. at G. Donnalson’s in Tacoma’s Proctor District.
PREFUNK: The Copper Door is having an Evil Twin moment. For proof, check out the Tacoma Stadium District bottle shop and taproom from 6-9 p.m., where you’ll almost certainly find Evil Twin Brewing’s Citra Sunshine Slacker Session IPA, Two Evil Geyser Gose, Molotov Cocktail SSH Edition Imperial IPA and Even More Jesus Imperial Stout. For the uninitiated, Evil Twin is a phantom brewery — meaning Jeppe Jarnit-Bjergsø concocts a recipe for his beer and hands it to another brewery with some extra capacity. This contracted brewing partner brews, bottles, prices and sells the beer, then cuts Jarnit-Bjergsø a check. Jarnit-Bjergsø, is an evil twin himself. His brother, Mikkel Borg Bjergsø, brews under the Mikkeller label. Jarnit-Bjergsø has done his best to outshine the good twin. He opened the Ølbutikken bottle shop in Copenhagen in September 2005, and the location has since become world-famous for its beer selection. In 2010, he founded Evil Twin Brewing.
The Brotherhood Lounge in downtown Olympia is legendary. And there’s a reason. With a quintessentially Oly clientele, some of the best bartenders around, a sweet-ass pool table and shuffleboard to boot, the Broho leaves little to be desired. Plus the jukebox kicks ass, and there’s an outdoor covered patio to discuss Chomsky. All that’s awesome, but one of the real reasons why this bar kicks ass is the huge heart owners Pit Kwiecinski and Melissa Hammond possess. They support many Thurston County charities without blinking an eye. During the 3-7 p.m. happy hour, the BroHo will donate 50% of sales to support GRuB‘s mission and programs. GRuB staff will be there answering questions about our work, raffling off GRuB T-shirts and a cookbook, and help to spread the good cheer.
PREFUNK: McMenamins Spar Café in downtown Olympia celebrates Washington Cider Week beginning at 11 a.m. It will pour $5.50 pints of McMenamins’ Edgefield Apple Cider and their seasonal Blackberry Cider through Sept. 18. McMenamins uses juices pressed from neighboring orchards in the Columbia River Gorge then craft the cider year-round at their Edgefield Winery.