- Collective Arts Brewing Releases 2020 Edition of Barrel-Aged Imperial Porter October 28, 2020
- People’s Pint Brewing Releases Parka Weather Oatmeal & Coffee Stout October 28, 2020
- Shillow Beer Co. Opening in Ottawa in 2021 October 28, 2020
- Forked River Brewing Brings Back Forktoberfest Amber Lager October 28, 2020
- Wellington Brewery Brings Back Nothing Civil IPA for Black Lives Matter Canada October 28, 2020
Category Archives: movies
I think I might’ve mentioned this before, but even if I have, I’ll mention it again: One of the main reasons that I’m such an infrequent blogger is because I have yet to master the habit of writing things in a short and to-the-point manner. I constantly have a few different ideas for posts bouncing around in my head, but can never find the hour or so of spare time that I make myself think I would need to get said posts written.
So with that in mind, here is my attempt to get a few of those things covered quickly and concisely.
- As per usual, I’ve been writing beer-related posts for Taste T.O. on a regular basis. Here’s what’s gone up there in the last couple of months:
- I’ve given in to peer pressure and got myself an iPhone. Which means that I will most likely be engaging in some hot live Twitter action at the Mondial de la Bière in Montreal next week. Follow @beerbeatsbites if you think you can handle the excitement.
- My new deodorant has hops in it. It’s also the most effective deodorant I’ve used in ages, which I’m sure will make my suite-mates in Montreal very happy.
- The awesome folks at Mill Street delivered one of their new Seasonal Sampler six-packs for me yesterday, and I enjoyed a couple of bottles from it tonight. Ontarians can watch for it to hit LCBO shelves this coming week, and I’ll have a full write-up about the pack over on Taste T.O. soon.
- Nothing to do with beer (or beats or bites, for that matter), but I watched Milk tonight, and wanted to mention how great it was. Sean Penn was stunningly good, deserving of every award and nomination he got, and even though I knew how it ended, I was still engrossed by it. And given recent events in California, it was especially poignant. If you haven’t seen it, do.
At the latest beer tasting/rating session with my usual crew this past Thursday, we decided to take a bit of a break from the notebooks for part of the night and watch Beerfest, which this month’s host Paul – aka The Guy Who Buys Every Movie Released On DVD And Watches Them On A Kick-Ass Home Theatre System – recently picked up.
The serious craft beer aficionado in me should’ve been horribly offended by the fact that the film celebrates binge drinking, stupid drinking games, and the age-old connections between beer and half-naked women. But since I also have a strange and somewhat misguided appreciation for stupid and sophomoric comedies – from Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure to Harold & Kumar Go To White Castle – I couldn’t help but love this flick.
Oh, sure, it’s got it’s fair share of puerile and scatological humour (ever seen a frog being masturbated?), and some rather gratuitous sexism (although in most cases, it’s played with such over-the-top gratuitousness [yes, that’s really a word – Firefox spell-check told me so!] that only the most prudish would find it offensive). But it’s also quite clever and self-aware in places, not to mention laugh-out-loud funny. And really, how can you not love a film that includes (A) an uncredited cameo by Donald Sutherland as a dying Bavarian patriarch who chugs several mugs of beer before pulling his own plug; (B) Cloris Leachman as a foul-mouthed great grandmother who gives a hand-job to a large sausage; and (C) Willie Nelson as Willie Nelson?
So, yeah – if you’re looking to kill a couple of hours with some relatively mindless but not completely moronic entertainment, then invite over a few buddies, chill a few brewskies, and watch Beerfest.