We have a real treat for you today as we look at an interesting combination of film and beer and we find the true meaning of Christmas (Beer? Probably not beer. Ok it’s beer.). We hope you enjoy this and stay tuned tomorrow for another post!
December 4th How the Grinch Stole Christmas (Cartoon)
Ballast Point Sculpin IPA
How the Grinch Stole Christmas would be considered a classic that only people living under a rock haven’t seen at least once. In case you’re the only person on Earth who hasn’t seen this special before, let me recap. The Grinch lives on Mount Crumpit north of Whoville and hates Christmas because apparently the Whovillians are terribly noisy neighbors . He decides to stop Christmas from coming so he crafts a sleigh and a Santa suit to fool the townspeople, dresses his dog up as a reindeer, and embarks for Whoville. He steals everything Christmas related from every house and takes it up to Mount Crumpit. Then when he hears the townspeople singing despite their Christmas presents being stolen, he realizes that Christmas is not about the material things.
I chose perhaps an unusual pairing for this one, but I’ll explain myself. Sculpin is an excellent IPA with a great snowy-looking lace and head, and a great hoppy pallet. It is definitely a hop forward IPA. Despite this not being the grapefruit Sculpin, I think it smells just like grapefruit. This beer’s bitterness is reflected in the Grinch’s attitude in the first half of the special, and the crispness reminds me of cold weather every time I drink it, despite some calling it a summer beer. It is very refreshing and a good beer for people who are getting into IPA’s but don’t want to move on to Imperials just yet.