Tuesday, August 16th, 2016

TUESDAY PREFUNK: Craft beer before movies

Ron Swarner


TUESDAY, AUG. 16 2016: Films and craft beer in the South Sound …

Olympia Film Society + Three Magnets / Matchless Brewing = There is nothing either good or bad but thinking makes it so.

The Grand Cinema + Red Hot Tacoma = First to present it


The BBC will be turning back time reuniting former Doctor Who stars David Tennant and Catherine Tate to co-host Shakespeare Live!, a theatrical event from the Royal Shakespeare Theatre marking the 400th anniversary of the playwright’s death, and showing on Olympia Film Society’s Capitol Theater’s big screen at 6:30 p.m. Tate and Tennant will appear on stage with a number of actors and musicians for the event, including Sherlock star Benedict Cumberbatch, Helen Mirren, Dame Judi Dench and Joseph Fiennes, who played Shakespeare himself in the film Shakespeare in Love.

PREFUNK: Three Magnets Brewing Co. has teamed up Matchless Brewing to brew the New Mex Lager. Three Mags brewer Jeff Stokes and Matchless brewer Pat Jansen leaned more toward Victoria and Dos Equis than Especial. Expect a soft toast aroma followed by a light touch of toast in the flavor finishing clean, crisp and refreshing with a light bitterness. Matchless has already claimed it as their annual summer lager. Stop by Three Magnets and sip one on their patio.


Following their mother’s death, three Israeli siblings learn that the Jewish man who raised them is not their biological father; their biological father is a Muslim. In turmoil, they set out for France in search of him. Dorona is angry and dissatisfied. Her brothers grapple with how to define themselves as men, fathers and Israeli Jews. At this point, The Kind Words film develops a sense of humor. Catch the film at 1 and 6:50 p.m. at The Grand Cinema.

PREFUNK: Hops have reared their piney, floral green heads here and there, but you can find a fresh hop beer at The Red Hot today, earlier than the brewery’s Aug. 19 release in its taproom, The Woods. For the last several years, Two Beers Brewing has been the first Washington brewery to release its fresh hop beers. The Seattle brewery has a special relationship with a Yakima Valley hop farmer who earmarks a portion of his early crop for Two Beers founder Joel VandenBrink to throw in the back of his truck, race to the brewery and, with the help of a team of volunteers, handpick the hops off the vines. Two Beers’ Fresh Hop IPA features a juicy citrus aroma – offering hints of grapefruit and passion fruit — that can be attributed to the fresh Yakima Valley-grown Centennial hops used to create it. Dark straw in color with light caramel malt tones, Fresh Hop resembles an aggressively dry-hopped IPA, but packing the punch and flavor only fresh hops can deliver. In addition to Centennial hops, this beer features locally grown Simcoe, Amarillo, Cascade and experimental hops, helping this popular beer achieve its bright and delightfully bitter flavor.