Tuesday, July 18th, 2017

TACOMA PREFUNK TUESDAY, JULY 18 2017: Black Raven Second Sight Scotch Ale and Barnyard Stompers

Ron Swarner

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The Barnyard Stompers raise a ruckus at The Valley tonight. Courtesy photo

TACOMA PREFUNK TUESDAY, JULY 18 2017: Black Raven Second Sight Scotch Ale and Barnyard Stompers

PREFUNK: Scottish style beers can be a malt lover’s dream beer, with its smooth sweetness and body. The epitome of malty, scotch ales are boiled twice as long as ordinary beer, caramelizing the sugars to build these deep flavors of maple and molasses. Scottish ales commonly fall into four general types: Light, Heavy, Export and the Scotch Ale. Historically these distinctions carried labels of the shilling currency, which reflected the price charged per barrel of beer in the 19th century. For example, 60 shilling was used for Light Scottish Ales, 70 shilling for Heavy, 80 shilling for Export and above 90 shilling for Scotch Ale and Wee Heavy. The Scotch Ale, compared to other Scottish Ales, offers richer color, more malty sweetness and higher alcohol, which describes Black Raven’s Second Sight Scotch Ale (6.9%) pouring from Peaks and Pints’ Western red cedar tap log. According to Redmond brewery Black Raven, “Ravens in the Scottish Highlands were once thought to possess the gift of second sight, the ability to see future events before they occur. Second Sight is built around malted barley with hops playing a balancing role. This beer is ruby in color with large malt aromatics, delicious malt flavors and a full bodied finish.” Indeed, this creamy Scotch ale hits with massive fruity sweetness of raisin, date and toffee notes then flies forever with a woody finish and a slight alcoholic aftertaste, warming if you will. Peaks and Pints, Tacoma

2 AND 6:30 P.M. SACRED: Sacred, a feature-length documentary that explores religious ritual at birth, adolescence, marriage, aging and other key milestones of human life, premieres at The Grand Cinema today. Sacred is an experiment: a sweeping global film for which the director, Academy Award winner Thomas Lennon, never once left his office in New York, instead commissioning or sourcing contributions from top international filmmakers in order to capture more than 40 diverse stories dispersed across the globe. The Grand Cinema, Tacoma

8 P.M. BARNYARD STOMPERS: Skimming over Barnyard Stompers track listings will reveal a series of song titles that beg to be investigated. In addition to intriguing titles like “White Trash Family”” there are other sure-fire winners like “Topless Tuesday,” “Truck Drivin’ Son of a Bitch,” “Big 12-Gauge Shotgun” and “Nazi Zombies.” It’d be a shame if the music didn’t live up to the monikers, but the south Texas duo of singer/guitarist Casey Miller and singer/drummer Megan Wise serve up a combination of bluegrass harmonies, country twang, and trash-rock stomp that’s every bit as gritty as their lyrics. Catch them with Seattle’s outlaw country singer Darci Carlson tonight. The Valley, Tacoma

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