Wednesday, March 1st, 2017

WEDNESDAY PREFUNK: Craft beer before The Lost Boys and Steins, Vines and Grinds


WEDNESDAY, MARCH 1 2017: South Sound events + craft beer …

University of Puget Sound + Peaks and Pints = Hell Boys and Hellbent

Washington State History Museum + The Red Hot = Washington state craft goodness


The University of Puget Sound Associated Student Body continues its CHOP FEST! Horror Film Festival with a 9:30 p.m. screening of The Lost Boys in McIntyre Hall on campus. The film follows Michael and Sam Emerson (Jason Patric and Corey Haim), who move to the coastal town of Santa Clara, only for Michael to fall in with a local gang who, as it turns out, are a vicious group of vampires, led by David (Kiefer Sutherland), and Sam must team with local vampire hunters Edgar and Alan Frog (Corey Feldman and Jamison Newlander) to save his brother from becoming one of the undead. With its of-the-moment soundtrack, MTV-style visuals and quote-unquote sexy vampires, the film became a big hit, and paved the way from everything from Buffy The Vampire Slayer to Edward and Bella.

PREFUNK: Most coconut craft beers fall into the pumpkin and holiday spice type of brews that tend to push the beer into the background. However, there’s a sweet spot when it comes to finding the right way to blend coconut and dark roasted chocolate malt. Hellbent Brewing gets close to that for us. The Seattle brewery’s oatmeal stout is aged on toasted coconut, leaving the beer with a delightful coconut flavor and aroma. This is definitely a beer for those who enjoy strong assertive “added” flavors in beer. It’s not a tame beer by any means. All that chocolate malt and coconut help make this stout a candy bar in a glass. Hellbent’s Big Island Coconut Stout pours 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: Washington state craft beer lovers are pretty spoiled. They have an ever-expanding array of hop-soaked beers available to them, and at The Red Hot’s All Hopped Up On Goofballs, craft beer enthusiasts will freak out over the state’s hard-to-find hoppy beers. At 11 a.m. The Red Hot taps Three Magnets Hazy Hero IPA, Three Magnets Little Juice Smoothie Edition IPA, Fremont The Sister IPA, Fremont Mosaic Lush IPA, Aslan Mosaic IPA, Rainy Daze Goat Boater IPA, Old Schoolhouse Rule Breaker #4 IPA, Skookum Glow, Inc. IPA, Airways Alternative Waypoint IPA, Stoup Joy Ride IPA, Stoup Straya IPA, Cloudburst Rhythm Method IPA, Cloudburst Legend Has It IPA, Holy Mountain Collapsed Earth Pale, Seapine Positron IPA and a blend of E9 Pogo Stick Citra and Mosaic IPAs, Prize packages drop at 6, 7, 8 and 9 p.m.