Wednesday, April 26th, 2017

WEDNESDAY PREFUNK: Craft beer before Princess Bride trivia and The Last Word

Ron Swarner


WEDNESDAY, APRIL 26 2017: South Sound events + craft beer

The Mule Tavern + Peaks and Pints = As You Wish

Capitol Theater + Northwest Beerwerks = sour, bitter and stout


Oddly enough, The Princess Bride actually flopped when it first came out, thanks to a studio that had no idea how to market it. Was it a kids movie? A fantasy film? An action adventure? A romantic comedy? Because the answer was yes to all of those questions, it never quite found its audience and it wasn’t until it was released on VHS that it began to pick up steam. And steam it most certainly picked up, with it now being recognized as an undeniable classic beloved by multiple generations. Cary Elwes (who played Westley in the film) published a book titled As You Wish with great behind the scenes stories. If you own the book you’ll do just fine at The Mule Tavern’s Princess Bride Trivia at 8 p.m.

PREFUNK: In 2008, Christine and Doug Ellenberger opened Everybody’s Brewing in White Salmon, Washington after years of planning the craft brewery when they weren’t working their shifts at Full Sail Brewing Company directly across the Columbia River. Doug’s 20-plus years brewing and Christine’s years in the restaurant industry melded into a popular brewpub with a killer view of Mt. Hood. In the 15-barrel brewhouse Doug and crew churn out delicious craft beer including Local Logger Lager, Hoedown Brown Ale, Plymouth Hop IPA and Cryo-Chronic IPA — four craft beer that will be on tap when Doug Ellenberger walks through Peaks and Pints’ door at 6 p.m. We’re throwing together a quick Lodge Meeting with Everybody’s Brewing to celebrate the Gorge brewery’s two new India Pale Ales. Brewed with Cryo hops, Cryo-Chronic (6.9% ABV, 80 IBU) is an experimental IPA using cryogenic technology, which means very low temperatures. Plymouth Hop New England Style IPA (6.8% ABV, 60 IBU) has the honor of being packed with more hops than any other Everybody’s Brewing beers, including Hoppy AF, the Imperial IPA that made it to the second round in the Tournament of Beer. Plymouth Hop lands with a light colored grain bill, a new yeast strain, and a unique blend of Azacca, Galaxy, Mosaic and Ekuanot hops for a hazy, juicy IPA. The other two Everybody’s beers you no doubt know. Local Logger Lager grabbed a bronze medal at the 2016 Washington Beer Awards with its Saaz hops and finely tuned malt bill. Hoedown Brown Ale offers light cocoa, caramel and nutty notes. Drop by Peaks and Pints and meet the talent behind Everybody’s Brewing and its tasty craft beers.


Since the first movie version of Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol in 1901, filmmakers have been relaying the tale of an elderly person contemplating his or her existence and attempting self-improvement before death. Add to that list of redemption stories The Last Word, starring Shirley MacLaine and Amanda Seyfried. MacLaine is Harriet Lauler, a once successful businesswoman in tight control of every aspect of her life. As she reflects upon her accomplishment, she’s suddenly inspired to engage a young local writer, Anne Sherman (Seyfried), to pen her life’s story. When the initial result doesn’t meet Harriet’s high expectations, she sets out to reshape the way she is remembered, with Anne dragged along as an unwilling accomplice. As the journey unfolds, the two women develop a unique bond, which alters not only Harriet’s legacy, but also Anne’s future. Catch the flick at 9 p.m. in the Capitol Theater in downtown Olympia.

PREFUNK: Northwest Beerwerks in Olympia hosts E9 Brewery from 6-9 p.m. The Tacoma brewery will tap two sours, two IPAs and a stout for your drinking pleasure.