Tuesday, October 4th, 2016

TUESDAY PREFUNK: Craft beer before Tacoma howls and laughs

Ron Swarner

Check out beautiful photography snapped at Wolf Haven at King’s Books tonight. Photo courtesy of Annie Marie Musselman

TUESDAY, OCT. 4 2016: South Sound events + craft beer …

King’s Books + The Copper Door = Stadium District howl

The Valley + Pacific Brewing & Malting Co. = Bohemians and belly laughs


Join photographer Annie Marie Musselman and author Brenda Peterson as they talk about their book, Wolf Haven: Sanctuary and the Future of Wolves in North America, at 7 p.m. in King’s Books. This book of photographs introduces the many wolves that have been given sanctuary at Wolf Haven International near Mount Rainier. Musselman was given the rare opportunity to photograph the wolves at the Wolf Haven sanctuary. Human contact is very limited, so the images captured express a wild spirit that is very different from anything seen in domesticated animals. Peterson’s text puts the stories of these wolves, and of wolves in North America, into context as she describes their behavior patterns and social structure.

PREFUNK: Jim Koch dropped out of Harvard to become an Outward Bound guide, and eventually spurring a revolution in the American beer industry. Koch proved that American beer drinkers were thirsty for a higher-quality product, paving the way for the thousands of local brewers and brewpubs that have hit the scene since Samuel Adams debuted in 1985. Today, The Copper Door shines a light on Sam Adams beers, offering a flight of Rebel Rouser IPA, Double Bock, Tetravis Belgian Quad and Grumpy Monk, beginning at 6 p.m.


“Hello there! Welcome to Grit City Podcast Present: First Tuesday Comedy Show at The Valley. I’m your host, Tommy Johnson. Lot’s of lovely people here tonight. Where are you from? Ah, Puyallup. Born and raised? And how about your date there, the handsome gentleman you’re with this evening, Puyallup as well? Well … you’re both the kind of people I wish I could be, or could have as friends. Oddly enough, I will think about you two pretty often over the next few months from time to time, not even knowing your names, just remembering what you two look like as this is my last First Tuesday Comedy Show and the last one of the year at The Valley. Ah, no need to boo. We have a great show for you. Comedian Eden Nault is here. So is Josh Firestine, as well as your favorite, Belle. It’s 8:30 p.m., which means its time to get started. So grab a sandwich, a cold beer and let’s laugh.”

PREFUNK: Pacific Brewing and Malting Co.’s Alpine Belle Pilsner follows the Bohemian Pilsner path with a slight twist. The Alpine Belle has at its core Pilsner malts and Magnum, Saaz and Chinook hops. For the purist, Bohemian and Czech pilsners are made with Saaz hops; Magnum was bred at the German Hop Research Institute in Hull, Germany in 1980, and can be found in Paulener’s Premium Pilsner and Berg Brauerei beers. Pacific Brewing head brewer Steve Navarro used Saaz for flavor and dry hopped with Chinook. It’s brewed in the traditional Bohemian style with a citrusy hop aroma and crisp, refreshing finish. The beer is named after the Swiss model featured in an early 1900s promotional lithograph that was furnished to saloons that sold Pacific Brewing & Malting Co. beer, a common practice back in the day. A rare original is on display in the brewery’s downtown Tacoma taproom.