Amocat Grand Closing And Beer Release Party – Friday October 11th, 5-9pm

October 7th, 2013 by Amocat Cafe No comments »

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Friends, thank you for your support over the past three plus years. It has been a fun ride and I’m glad I had the chance to fulfill the longtime obsession of opening and operating a coffee shop. For me, the best part was meeting so many awesome people.

As many of you know, I have been pursuing another longtime obsession over the past year: making beer. To this end, I have recently made the not so easy decision to close Amocat and dedicate 100% of my time to the Tacoma Brewing Co.

Since we don’t always get the chance to say goodbye when a business closes, I thought it would be fun to have a “Grand Closing Event”. Only it won’t really be goodbye, because I’ll still be here… I’ll just be making beer instead of coffee.

Please join me Friday, October 11th 5-9pm for the Amocat Grand Closing Party. There will be cheese, crackers, and of course, beer including a special new beer created just for this event called “Backwards Tacoma Ale.”

- Morgan

ps: Tacoma Brewing will continue to operate out of the current space for now, but the search is on for a bigger space more suitable for brewing.

 

Amocat Live! Music Showcase Plus Tacoma Brewing Tap Night! Friday January 11th, 2013

January 10th, 2013 by Amocat Cafe No comments »

Are you ready for another Tacoma Brewing Tap Night!? We hope so!

PLUS! Live music with the Amocat Live! songwriter showcase!

New beers this week include Spicy Golden Ginger Ale (4.7%) and a new version of our Pomegranate Porter. It’s bigger and darker than our last one and has a hint of coffee notes that occur naturally from the grains we use… mmmmmmm.

Here is the complete list of the beers that are ready for tomorrow nights tap night. Since it’s such a long list, not all beers will necessarily be on tap at the same time.

- NW Pale Ale (4%)
- Packwood Pale (4.5%) (the beer formerly known as Recycle Pale)
- Centennial IPA (7.2%)
- Infinity Double IPA (8.5%)
- Golden Ginger Ale (4.7%)
- Coffee Porter (6.7%)
- Pomegranate Porter (6.7%)
- Pale Amber Irish Ale (4.8%)
- Dark English Ale (8.3%)
- Imperial Coffee Stout (9.3%)
- Bourbon Oaked Imperial Stout (9.3%)
- Bloody Mary IPA (4.5%)

Guest taps:
- Rueben’s Brews – Roasted Rye IPA
- Boneyard Brewing – RPM IPA

Amocat Live brings you singers and songwriters from around the area…always someone new…and frequently, an old returning favorite too! This month’s performers include:

* John Saunders
* Bjorn Parker
* Jeremy Bush
* Mitchell James
* Dave Hannon

The evening is anchored by our very own house band, the Collaborators. Featuring fabulous lady singers Jessica Reid and Lisa Franklin, who are oh-so-artfully backed up by their band, consisting of (but not always limited to): Kirk Parker, of the currently dormant Half a Mind, songwriter John Dolge, the versatile Brian Neufeld, and our newly-added percussionist Greg Lease!

Our intrepid musicians wander the regions of acoustic folk-rock, pop, bluegrass, country, covering tunes by Alison Krauss, James Taylor, Crosby, Stills and Nash, and venturing into Ingrid Michaelson, Sara Bareilles and more, with a special focus on the exquisite vocal harmonies of female-ish groups like Dala, The Wailin’ Jennys, and First Aid Kit.
When: Friday, January 11th; 5-10pm
Live music: 7-9:30pm
All ages. No cover.

 

Amocat Live! Music Showcase Friday January 11th

January 8th, 2013 by Amocat Cafe No comments »

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Stop by Amocat Cafe this Friday (Jan 11th) for our special music showcase, Amocat Live!

Amocat Live brings you singers and songwriters from around the area…always someone new…and frequently, an old returning favorite too! This month’s performers include:

* John Saunders
* Bjorn Parker
* Jeremy Bush
* Mitchell James
* Dave Hannon

The evening is anchored by our very own house band, the Collaborators. Featuring fabulous lady singers Jessica Reid and Lisa Franklin, who are oh-so-artfully backed up by their band, consisting of (but not always limited to): Kirk Parker, of the currently dormant Half a Mind, songwriter John Dolge, the versatile Brian Neufeld, and our newly-added percussionist Greg Lease!

Our intrepid musicians wander the regions of acoustic folk-rock, pop, bluegrass, country, covering tunes by Alison Krauss, James Taylor, Crosby, Stills and Nash, and venturing into Ingrid Michaelson, Sara Bareilles and more, with a special focus on the exquisite vocal harmonies of female-ish groups like Dala, The Wailin’ Jennys, and First Aid Kit.

Plus Amocat has fresh made craft beer from the Tacoma Brewing Company!

No cover!

All ages!

FREE!

Beer starts at 5pm; music starts at 7pm.

 

First Tapping of the Year from the Tacoma Brewing Co. this Friday Jan 4th!

January 2nd, 2013 by Amocat Cafe No comments »

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Join Amocat this Friday January 4th from 5-10pm for the first tapping of the year from the Tacoma Brewing Company. With a tap list as long as your arm, there is certain to be something for everyone. There will also most likely be live music, although we are still working out the details as of this writing. Also, don’t forget to check out their Kickstarter campaign to help make more beer for Tacoma!

Here’s the tap list for this Friday. Please plan on staying awhile if you plan on doing the entire flight :)

- Tacoma Lite (3%)
- NW Pale Ale (4%)
- Recycle Pale (4.5%)
- Honey Wheat Ale (6.4%)
- Infinity Double IPA (8.5%)
- Authentic Ginger Ale (3.5%)
- Coffee Porter (6.7%)
- Pale Amber (4.8%)
- Dark English Ale (8.3%)
- Imperial Coffee Stout (9.3%)
- Bourbon Oaked Imperial Stout (9.3%)
- Bloody Mary IPA (4.5%)

Guest taps:
- Airways Brewing – Chocolate Stout
- Rueben’s Brews – Roasted Rye IPA

Friday January 4th; 5-10pm
Growlers welcome :)

 

Amocat Live! Music Showcase for October – Friday the 12th 7pm

October 8th, 2012 by Amocat Cafe No comments »
Amocat Live brings you singers and songwriters from around the area…always someone new…and frequently, an old returning favorite too!

The evening is anchored by our very own house band, the Collaborators. Featuring fabulous lady singers Jessica Reid and new old friend Lisa Franklin, who are oh-so-artfully backed up by their band, consisting of (but not always limited to): Kirk Parker, of the currently dormant Half a Mind, songwriter John Dolge, and the versatile Brian Neufeld.

Our intrepid musicians wander the regions of acoustic folk-rock, pop, bluegrass, country, covering tunes by Alison Krauss, James Taylor, Crosby, Stills and Nash, and venturing into Ingrid Michaelson, Sara Bareilles and more, with a special focus on the exquisite vocal harmonies of female-ish groups like Dala, The Wailin’ Jennys, and First Aid Kit.

As always, no cover and all ages!
Music starts at 7pm; doors open at 6.

Amocat Live! Local Music Friday September 14th!

September 13th, 2012 by Amocat Cafe No comments »

Amocat Live brings you singers and songwriters from around the area…always someone new…and frequently, an old returning favorite too! This month’s performers include:

Mountain Highway
Beatrice and Friend
Dave Hill
Really Deep Purple
Slowbrain
The Collaborators

The evening is anchored by our very own house band, the Collaborators. Featuring fabulous lady singers Jessica Reid and Leslie Young, who are oh-so-artfully backed up by their band, consisting of (but not always limited to): Kirk Parker, of the currently dormant Half a Mind, songwriter John Dolge, and the versatile Brian Neufeld.

Our intrepid musicians wander the regions of acoustic folk-rock, pop, bluegrass, country, covering tunes by Alison Krauss, James Taylor, Crosby, Stills and Nash, and venturing into Ingrid Michaelson, Sara Bareilles and more, with a special focus on the exquisite vocal harmonies of female-ish groups like Dala, The Wailin’ Jennys, and First Aid Kit.

Plus Amocat has specialty beers, panini, and fabulous espresso! Still no cover!! Best entertainment deal in town!!

When: Friday September 14th, 7pm; Doors open at 6pm
Cost: Nada!
All ages!

Drink for Tacoma! Live Music w/ The Los Hermanos Brothers! Friday August 24th

August 22nd, 2012 by Amocat Cafe No comments »

Because it’s not enough to just drink for Amocat, we need to drink for Tacoma! Remember: Only YOU can save Tacoma. And if you like low-down-dirty-honky-tonk, then you will not want to miss this show featuring Tacoma’s own Los Hermanos Brothers!

The Los Hermanos Brothers are not brothers! Nor are they Hispanic! They are just three dudes with a warped sense of humor and a love for ol’ seventies Texas Country music!

Playing Piano, banjo, double bass, lap steel guitar, accoustic and electric guitar, John Walker, Patrick Baldwin, and Russ Dahler cover songs by Townes Van Zandt, Blaze Foley, Jerry Jeff Walker, and many many more! AND as a bonus they also perform original songs!

All Ages. No cover. Doors re-open at 6pm. Show starts at 7pm.

Don’t be late!

Drink for Amocat! Live Music w/ Alex Tapia, Ptrick Galactic, and Kaletron – Thursday August 23rd

August 22nd, 2012 by Amocat Cafe No comments »

In light of the recent break-in at Amocat, we are hosting a series of music nights to help cover the damage. This is the second in a series of music shows where you can show your support for Amocat and live local music (and beer).

Kaletron is a multifaceted artist who plays everything from the ukulele to drum machines, samplers, and keyboards – all while improvising lyrics on top of layers of infectious beats and sounds.

All ages. No cover. Doors open at 6pm. Show starts at 7pm.

Don’t be late!

 

Drink for Amocat! Live Music Night

August 6th, 2012 by Amocat Cafe No comments »

In light of the recent break-in at Amocat, friends have been asking how they can help. Here’s how: come to Amocat, buy a beer and listen to some local talent. It’s as easy as that!

This special night brings appearances by:

Amy Bleu
Joe Holcomb
Beatrice Ensunsa
Volkert Volkersz
The Collaborators

… and one or two other still being confirmed.

The evening is anchored by our very own house band, the Collaborators. Featuring fabulous lady singers Jessica Reid and Leslie Young, who are oh-so-artfully backed up by their band, consisting of (but not always limited to): Kirk Parker, of the currently dormant Half a Mind, songwriter John Dolge, and the versatile Brian Neufeld.

Our intrepid musicians wander the regions of acoustic folk-rock, pop, bluegrass, country, covering tunes by Alison Krauss, James Taylor, Crosby, Stills and Nash, and venturing into Ingrid Michaelson, Sara Bareilles and more, with a special focus on the exquisite vocal harmonies of female-ish groups like Dala, The Wailin’ Jennys, and First Aid Kit.

Friday August 10th
No cover!!
All ages!!
Doors open at 6pm, show starts at 7.

 

Live Music: Panic Pants + Paul Lynde Fan Club + Phillip Gregory Friday July 27th

July 23rd, 2012 by Amocat Cafe No comments »
Panic Pants is a guitar, drums, and vocals two-piece that plays ragged but tuneful pop songs with the occasional nod to Gram Parsons-style country. The band is made up of Elise Richman on drums and Michael Garrity on guitar and vocals. Elise and Michael met in Seattle in the 1990s, but didn’t get around to starting Panic Pants until they were living in Washington, DC in the early 2000s. The band has been based in Tacoma since 2006.

The Paul Lynde Fan Club features Seattle rock scene stalwarts Jim Hunnicutt, Lisa King, Scott Sutherland, and Justin Williams. Jim and Lisa were in Pure Joy and Scott was in the Model Rockets. From the last embers of dinosaur fadeouts and the post – (insert genre) welfare state of iconic blue-eyed five-o’clock shadow coattail entropy, PLFC have risen One And All to deconstruct and redefine collaborations as manifold and elastic. PLFC hope to keep you guessing by destroying the single-songwriter culture of faux idealism masked by dictatorial control. War is the answer! Not guns but disagreements. We don’t all agree and we don’t always get along. Unless your band can be free to argue, collaboration is muted at best.

Phillip Gregory is a songwriter and plays guitar for the band Carousel.

All ages.
$3 cover (gas ain’t free!)

Doors open at 6pm – Show starts at 7pm