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Submitted by on October 18, 2011 – 8:21 pmNo Comment

Why hasn’t anyone thought of a Beer Film Festival before?

OK, maybe someone has, but this just came in our email, so if you’re on a Road Trip for Beer in Oregon, you might want to swing by this Portland fest that focuses on beer-related flicks.

The Guild Public House, Ninkasi Brewing Company and Beer West magazine are teaming up to present four nights of beer-drenched movies during the BFF, and pints of Ninkasi Total Domination, Oatis and Sleigh’r will be only $3.

The festival starts soon, but has films scheduled each night through Thursday, October 20, 2011.

Here’s the lineup. (Note: I linked each movie title to its Amazon.com page, where available, just in case you want to put on your own BFF).

Monday, October 17

7 p.m: The Fatal Glass of Beer (1933). W.C. Fields stars in this short.

7:30: Three Little Beers (1935). The Three Stooges are brewery deliverymen.

8:00 Beer Wars. The documentary that every beer geek needs to see.

Tuesday, October 18

7 pm: Beerfest. Americans try to defeat Germans in a beer-chugging championship. Not a documentary.

9 pm: Smokey and the Bandit. Burt Reynolds and his Trans-Am distract the smokies from a truckload of Coors being smuggled from Texarkana to Georgia. This movie was made in the days when you couldn’t buy Coors on the East Coast. Most people didn’t go to these extremes.

Wednesday, October 19

7 pm: Strange Brew. Canada’s most famous hosers, Bob and Doug McKenzie, get jobs at the Elsinore Brewery, only to learn that something is rotten with the state of it.

9 pm: National Lampoon’s Animal House. You’ve seen it. You love it. You’ve chanted “Toga Toga Toga!” at some point in your life.

Thursday, October 20

7 pm: For the Love of Beer. Not yet available on DVD, this feature length documentary celebrates the women in the Pacific Northwest beer industry. An excellent movie by filmmaker Alison Grayson. Please note there is a suggested $5 cover charge for this event.


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