Thursday, January 5th, 2017

THURSDAY PREFUNK: Craft beer before Tacoma tree chat and Billy Stoops

Ron Swarner

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THURSDAY, JAN. 5 2017: South Sound events + craft beer

Wingman Brewers + Peaks and Pints = Tacoma Needs Trees and O-Town Brewing

Flanagan’s Craft Pub + Silver City Brewery = Stoops and bourbon

TACOMA NEEDS TREES

Did you know that it has been 90 years since the city of Tacoma updated its tree codes? At that time, Tacoma was still being clear-cut, Herbert Hoover was president and Prohibition was a thing. To give Tacoma’s trees some much-needed love and attention, Green Drink Tacoma is throwing an (ironic) birthday party for the City’s tree codes. Come celebrate the big 9-0 with your best swingin’ ’20s attire, and hear from the newly formed Tacoma Needs Trees group about all the ways that urban forest helps our city and what we can do to grow and protect it at 6 p.m. in Wingman Brewers near the Tacoma Dome.

PREFUNK: Peaks and Pints will hold its first lodge meeting of 2017 at 6 p.m. The focus of the meeting will be O-Town Brewing, and by focus Peaks and Pints means drinking a bunch of the Olympia brewery’s Sails ‘n’ Gunpowder Caribbean Ale, Winter Sails, Going Bock to Oly and The Hoppy Reverend. Door prizes will be given away. The gavel hits the podium at 6 p.m.

STOOPS

Billy Stoops will perform at 7 p.m. inside Flanagan’s Craft Pub in downtown Puyallup. Stoops, of Junkyard Jane fame, not to mention Billy Roy Danger and The Rectifiers, is quite possibly the busiest musician this side of the Mississippi — or at the very least the Columbia. It seems like Stoops and his bandmates from Junkyard Jane, like Leanne Trevalyan, are on some stage, somewhere, just about every night of the week — and it seems that way because it’s so. For the past couple years Stoops has been concentrating on his new band, Dirt Angels, which is a little more singer/songwriter country-ish than previous bluesy rock bands. Hang with Stoops tonight … and whoever is performing beside him.

PREFUNK: Silver City Brewery releases its Bourbon Barrel-Aged Time Traveller Imperial Stout at noon. If you love Time Traveller, and you know you do, imagine it aged 12 months in a vessel of charred oak that once delivered Kentucky bourbon through the ages. We’re talking warm, vanilla-like bourbon notes taking a bit of the snap of the stout’s sinister strength while enhancing its fruity esters. Of course, if you’re a time traveler this is all old news.

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