Welcome back to #BrewsdayTuesday! We’ve been gone for a while, but we’re working on some exciting things for the new year! This past weekend while drinking lots of amazing beer with family, it suddenly struck Bekah and me, “We needed to team up our blogs to do a list of beers for the holidays for Bombshells and Brews and Clean Cut Cinema .” I got to thinking about it and decided I would compile a list of holiday, wintery, or just plain awesome movies during which to enjoy these beers. Here is the first entry in our new series, #MerryBEERmas movie pairings.
December 1st Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back
Oskar Blues Ten Fidy Imperial Stout
I know it’s not a Christmas movie, but because Empire Strikes Back is my favorite movie of all time I thought I’d kick off this list with it. Also, it does have a snow sequence at the beginning, so close enough. The Empire Strikes Back is the second part of the three original Star Wars films. Han Solo, Princess Leia, and Luke Skywalker all reprise their roles in this dark sequel. Luke is told a shocking revelation about the villain, Darth Vader, Han Solo gets frozen in carbonite and Princess Leia kisses her own twin brother passionately on the lips. Vomits violently. Watch this movie. Seriously. Just watch it.
Oskar Blues Ten Fidy (pronounced “fitty”) is a fantastic sweeter stout. It packs a punch with 98 IBUs and 10.5% ABV. The IBUs don’t bleed through on the final product, if you’re afraid of a little bitterness. The caramel and chocolate undertones of this one mask any bitterness you might taste otherwise. This beer is a rare find, but if you’re able to get your hands on some, make sure you watch it with the Empire Strikes Back. Similarly to Ten Fidy, Empire is a dark product, with twists and turns at each stretch but a smooth finish and delicious film to enjoy on any night, but especially on December 1. You know, because of snow and all.