Wednesday, March 29th, 2017

WEDNESDAY PREFUNK: Craft beer before the Creeper and beer history

Ron Swarner


WEDNESDAY, MARCH 29 2017: South Sound events + craft beer …

University of Puget Sound + Peaks and Pints = Crushing

Washington State History Museum + E9 Brewery = Steins, Vines, Grinds and E9s


The University of Puget Sound Associated Student Body continues its CHOP FEST! Horror Film Festival with a 9:30 p.m. screening of Jeepers Creepers in McIntyre Hall on campus. Like The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, most of writer-director Victor Salva’s Jeepers Creepers unspools along a lonely stretch of country highway where the most terrible things happen to the nicest people. Also like Chainsaw, Creepers has a rare, unsettling dread about it. The “Creeper” is a genuinely terrifying creation, an unstoppable monster patched together from myth and superstition, and the movie’s ending is uncompromising and even haunting. In short, Salva’s is a chiller that will bring your Wednesday to a brisk, scary end.

PREFUNK: Released in 2012, the Mosaic hop is the daughter of the bitter, earthy hop Simcoe, and was developed by Hop Breeding Co. With leaves hugging the compact cone, the Mosaic hop is beautifully shaped, with an organized and tight-knit appearance. The wonderful tropical and citrus fruitfulness of Mosaic is complemented by a contrasting earthy, piney taste. Reuben’s Brews’ Crush Series continues, beginning with Galaxy Crush, then to the Loral, and now the Mosaic. Reuben’s Mosaic Crush hits the noise with tropical fruits, peach and citrus groves. On the tongue, Bright hops shine in the beginning but it goes down easy with a light mouthfeel as peach and mango crush the tongue. It’s juicy, crushable craft beer with a dry finish, pouring from Peaks and Pints’ Western red cedar tap log.


Washington State History Museum’s exhibit Steins, Vines & Grinds explores the culture and industry-related stories of three libations that continue to be wildly popular in the Evergreen State — beer, wine and coffee. The exhibit follows a general timeline through movements in the industries, beginning in pre-statehood then follows an arc of early beginnings through major industry with a later emphasis back on the craft movement. You’ll be immersed in the origins of these three beverages in Washington, including coffee and beer mugs and wine bottles and glasses ranging back in time; and a mélange of beverage memorabilia and marketing materials that includes posters, neon signs, beer trays, and even a bobblehead brewmaster. Doors are open from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

PREFUNK: E9 Brewery’s Meraki #2 Barrel Aged Farmhouse Ale has hit Engine House No. 9’s cooler. According to E9 hype, “Meraki is the soul, creativity or love put into something; the essence of yourself that is put into your work. This farmhouse ale is a blend of hand selected barrel beer from our barrel house, flavored with blueberries from our friends at Diamondback Acres.” Tear yourself away from your work and work on putting away a couple of this delicious craft beer.