Tuesday, September 20th, 2016

Tuesday Prefunk: Craft beer before The Jungle Book, Voltaire

Ron Swarner

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TUESDAY, SEPT. 20 2016: South Sound events + craft beer …

Pacific Brewing & Malting Co. + Rainier Growlers = Alpha males and Alpha Centauri

Doyle’s Public House + The Copper Door = opinions

MOVIE IN A BREWERY

Do you need more baby animals in your life? The Jungle Book, Disney’s latest navel-gazing foray into its own archives, delivers. A little darker than the 1967 cartoon, and not quite a musical – though it does include the two best songs from the previous film, “The Bare Necessities” and “I Wanna Be Like You” — this is a filmmaking achievement that goes right up to the bleeding edge of what 21st-century cinema technology can do. Pacific Brewing & Malting Co. will screen the film at 7 p.m. while you enjoy a Red Front Session Red, Prairie Line IPA, Smellanor Rigby Imperial IPA or other Pacific brews and a delightful parade of baby elephants and baby wolves.

PREFUNK: Rob Brunsman will be spreading the Hop Valley Brewing Company good word beginning at 6 p.m. in Rainier Growlers on South Hill. He’s also bringing six of the Eugene, Oregon brewery’s beers for your drinking pleasure: Alpha Centauri, Stepchild Red, Double D Blonde, Vanilla Infused Porter, Citrus Mistress and Sir Orange A Lot. Hop Valley was started just seven years ago and has quickly risen to the 82nd largest brewery in the nation, based on barrels produced in 2015, according to the Brewer’s Association.

BANNED BOOK CLUB

Voltaire was the Trey Parker-Matt Stone irreverence engine of 18th century Europe, and 257 years after its publication, Candide — the best remembered of his many libelous, seditious, blasphemous, or at least discomfiting-to-the-powerful writings—is the subject of King’s Books’ Banned Book Club’s discussion at 7 p.m. in Doyle’s Public House. Candide follows several dippy aristocrats who believe the universe is perfect as is. They endure an index of tragedies, from bondage to shipwrecks, and their sublime vision blurs. They roam from continent to continent, witnessing war and sex slavery, and nearly every character dies at least once. Should be an interesting chat.

PREFUNK: Are you a Tonya, Shawn or Whitney person? We’re referring to the three 10 Barrel Brewing head brewers who create many of your favorite beers: Tonya Cornett in Bend, with Cerveza Negra IPA; Shawn Kelso in Boise, with his Catagory 57 IIPA; and Whitney Burnside in Portland, with her Dat Sesh Doh Session IPA. 10 Barrel is encouraging the public to weigh in on their favorite of the three beers by casting votes on social media with the right hashtags: #DrinkPortlandBeer, #DrinkBoiseBeer or #DrinkBendBeer. The Copper Door will have all three on tap, plus 10 barrel’s Cucumber rush, beginning at 6 p.m.

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