Popcorn & movies/tv. Popcorn & beer. Beer & movies/tv. Popcorn, beer AND movies/tv. Now that’s a three-way anyone who loves them all the aforementioned can get on board with. So, in the spirit of ‘5 things’ usual brand of weekly nonsense you didn’t know, need to know or had thought to investigate to know, here’s five beer movies/tv shows you should seek out if you haven’t already.
#1 Drinking Buddies (movie)
So this movie might not be everyone’s cup of tea, but none the less I personally found it enjoyable for a lazy week-night on the sofa with my wife & an imperial stout in hand with some munchies. Starring Olivia Wilde, Anna Kendrick & Ron Livingstone.
#2 Brew Masters (tv series)
As far as I’m concerned, this is the THE definitive beer TV series. Yes I know some will argue that Michael Jackson’s ‘Beer Hunter’ is. There’s a good argument for it, but I feel ‘Brew Masters‘ is for my generation of beer drinker, where Jackson’s was for that of my parents, despite it being so ahead of its time. Sure, only one season of Brew Masters was made, but its incredible to watch for those who love to see behind the scenes of the ‘off-centered-ale’ world of Sam Calagione & Dogfish Head Brewing.
#3 Beer Wars (documentary)
I love this docu-movie about how craft breweries took on big beer & how an industry that was stagnating was given am adrenaline shot in the chest by craft beer.
#4 Brew Dogs (tv series)
The U.S. tv series that catapulted BrewDog into the stratosphere before they’d even sold their beers in the U.S.. The series follows James & Martin around the U.S. to brew some off-the-wall beers with famed craft brewers in America. Highly entertaining, enjoyable & a ridiculous guilty pleasure of mine still.
#5 American Beer (documentary movie)
This is a fitting number five for this week’s ‘5 things’. Following five friends from New York asthey set out to travel around the U.S. to visit 38 breweries in 40 days. Sure, it looks super low-budget, but it’s amusing, endearing & has a great sense of humour about it which craft beer should always be about.