Champagne. What a New Year’s cliche! Why not try popping a totally different kind of bottle this year?! Our end of year gift to you is another round-up of the best in indie film and craft beer on the scene! As the cursed year of 2016 rolls out and a fresh, optimistic 2017 hopefully blossoms, Indie Street wants to wish all you film and beer lovers the happiest of new beginnings. We heard the first step towards change is making resolutions. So, make adventure a New Year’s resolution this time around, even if it’s just an adventure for your taste buds. Advintage's Jayme, our partner in beer and cinema related crime, has teamed up with us once again for an end of December offering. The theme this month? Out with the old, in with the new. Trust us, no one wants to be left behind in 2016. So, put the bubbly away and get ready for a twist on the old New Year’s classics!
Film: Auld Lang Syne
We can’t say enough about why we love this film. It’s funny, witty, and honest with a lovely, kind-hearted, amazing team behind its production. What more could you want? Take our word for it and read our review of one of Indie Street’s latest VOD releases. Like popping a bottle of champagne, the film shows us just what happens on New Year’s Eve when secrets between friends get bottled up until the point of exploding pressure. If you like pie, off the wall comedies about the trials and tribulations of human connection and also appreciate the arts and following your passions, you’ve got to check out Auld Lang Syne before the clock strikes midnight! As the old Robert Burns' poem/tune asks, should old acquaintance be forgot? You be the judge! Just don’t do it empty handed!
Beer: Malheur Bière Brut
Champagne is the obvious choice of liquid magic for ringing in the New Year, but why not take a different corked route to 2017? Malheur may mean "misfortune" in French, but this beer is anything but! Jayme says of his champagne-style beer pick:
"Malheur Bière Brut, of the few champagne-style beers I've had, is my favorite. Brewed with champagne yeast and put through the same rigorous process (called methode champenoise, which is rather intensive for a beer if you look into it), it has many of the same characteristics of fine sparkling wine but with the build of a very nice Belgian beer. Crisp and a little sweet with great floral and fruit notes, this is definitely a beer to ring in the new year. Nostrovia!"
There you go: marvelous film, delicious beer. A match made in heaven. End 2016 on a cheery buzz and give our December pairing a try before it’s too late!! We wish you all a happy, healthy and safe New Year! Remember: Drink and watch responsibly!