Wednesday, July 26th, 2017

TACOMA PREFUNK WEDNESDAY, JULY 26 2017: Iron Horse Hopping Hands El Dorado and the Urban Pioneers

Ron Swarner

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Urban Pioneers perform at The Valley tonight

TACOMA PREFUNK WEDNESDAY, JULY 26 2017: Iron Horse Hopping Hands El Dorado and the Urban Pioneers

PREFUNK: Independent craft breweries in the United States often contribute to military causes. Some of the breweries have taken their support one step further with beneficial campaigns, such as Iron Horse Brewery in Ellensburg, Washington. Iron Horse Brewery launched the Hopping Hands Project in May; a four-month, single hop IPA release with proceeds benefiting the Veterans Conservation Corps, a department of the Washington State Department of Veterans Affairs. The VCC provides opportunities for veterans to connect with nature in their own way while restoring Washington’s natural resources. The third Hopping Hands has reached out with El Dorado hops are the one-star general for Iron Horse. Peaks and Pints has the El Dorado version of the Hopping Hands Project IPA pouring from our Western red cedar tap log. Expect tropical punches on the nose and tongue while Iron Horse gives the proceeds from the Hopping Hands Project keg directly to the VCC. Peaks and Pints, Tacoma

5 P.M. CHRISTMAS IN JULY: Brewers Row will tap a Fremont Brewing 2016 Bourbon Barrel Aged Abominable keg tonight, which is a one and two year blend of the Seattle brewery’s Winter Ale aged in oak whiskey barrels. It’s an incredibly smooth, bourbon-barrel-dominated strong ale that could easily pass for an imperial stout. Coconut and vanilla are excellent expressions of the barrel and complement the rich roast and chocolate backbone delightfully. Brewers Row, Tacoma

8:30 P.M. URBAN PIONEERS: Mix one part Texas fiddle and one part Tennessee banjo, add doghouse bass and a splash of guitar and you have one heck of a powerful punch called The Urban Pioneers. This Tennessee string band hammers out a variety of original songs that encompass old time hillbilly music, western swing and rockabilly. Stoned Evergreen Travelers and The Cottonwood Cutups open. The Valley, Tacoma

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