Lucky for us Brooklynites, we have the chance to contribute to different efforts, organize our own events, and have fun doing it. One recent completion includes Matt Finlin’s Below New York, which is now being entered into film festivals. And give a special thanks to his local supporters who helped financed the film, he will be hosting a private screening at 61 local. Local films, local spot….but it gets better. Each guest will be served 1 glass of a limited edition, special stock, hipster homebrew better known as “Cinema Beeradiso.” Here’s the skinny on the skinny-jeans ale:
Through beer networking at 61 Local, I was asked to brew 5 gallons for a screening by our new friend Gabriel Rhoads. He mentioned he features a lot of movies shot by young hip film makers and wanted a beer to reflect their nature. Hate to type cast people, I just imagined bearded Hipsters, wearing skinny jeans and sporting neon sun glasses while swilling on cans of Pabst’s Blue Ribbon! I believe PBR is a lager which I can not produce, but I did opt to brew Jamil’s Cream Ale out of Brewing Classic Styles, I just made a few hop substitutions. For the most part the beer goes against most of what I stand for in brewing. This beer will be ridiculously blond and will only have 1.5 ounces of hops, oh and it will have an adjunct, maze!
Also as an ode to one of my favorite hipsters, Dan Pizzillo, I am also using dry yeast for the first time and fermenting in a bucket!
I would like to encourage all of those who will be in attendance to wear your best wool tweed suits, just to play a friendly joke on our brew master :) If you are interested in trying this beer yourself, you can find the recipe (as well as many others) here. If you aren’t on the RSVP list for the screening, I encourage you to join us anyways - meet the film maker, the beer maker, and the event coordinator amongst a friendly crowd and great local suds. March 24th, 7-9 pm.
See you there.
Sidenote: This event was coordinated by BBQ Films. Follow them on Tumblr for other great brew-and-view events coming to us during the warmer months.