In no particular order, here are some of the most distinguishing beers in the world. Some have crazy names with even crazier stories about how they came into existence, but the creators obviously did something magical to make their products hugely popular. Some beers just taste better when combined with a good movie, so we included some suggestions.
Shorts Brewing Company in Bellaire, MI came up with this delectable beer made with fresh limes, milk sugar, graham cracker, and marshmallow creme. They somehow took the scrumptious dessert and turned into in an incredibly tasty beer. Sweet, yet tart, with subtle hints of graham cracker.
It won a gold medal at the 2010 Great American Beer Festival.
We think a good romantic comedy would go great with this beer. Some good choices:
You’ve Got Mail (1998)
Must Love Dogs (2005)
The Proposal (2009)
‘Til There Was You (1997)
Rogue Brewery has over 40 ales on their menu including this fantastic drink named the “Voodoo Bacon & Maple Syrup.”
Made with a plethora of smoked malts, applewood-smoked bacon, and bacon & maple syrup from one of their signature donuts, it’s an exceptional tasty creation. Check out some of their other beers at Rogue.com.
This one sounds like it would go very well with a solid mystery:
The Prestige (2006)
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2011)
The Da Vinci Code (2006)
Lady in the Water (2006)
Rogue also created this delicious concoction containing ingredients to match their Voodoo “Memphis Mafia” doughnut — a nod to Elvis’ entourage.
You can find out more about all of their ales on their website Rogue.com.
A nice crisp horror film would match up well with this Ale:
Probably our favorite name on our list, Twisted Pine Brewery‘s GFK is brewed with a combination of several peppers, including the Bhut Jolokia, known as the Ghost Pepper. It’s the hottest pepper in the world — 200 times hotter than jalapenos!
Find out more about GFK and more of Twisted Pine’s beverages at TwistedPineBrewery.com.
Ghost Face Killa conjures up some sharp and frightening mystery thrillers:
The Others (2001)
Shutter Island (2010)
The Caller (2011)
The Bone Collector (1999)
The Lafayette Brewing Company developed what they describe as the revival of a unique English stout that combines five malts with 10% real oatmeal and hops, and has a roasty flavor with hints of chocolate.
The beer won the silver medal at the 2004 Indiana State Fair, and the silver medal at the 1998 World Beer Championships. Check out their Website.
A rich and satisfying sci-fi flick is the way to go here:
Children of Men (2006)
Donnie Darko (2001)
The Matrix (1999)
Minority Report (2002)
This tasty beer from Flying Dog Ales is brewed with local Rappahannock River Oysters and is a perfect compliment to everyone’s favorite aphrodisiac, grilled, fried, or raw.
Flying Dog Ales has some of the most unique beer names we’ve ever heard of, including: Doggie Style Pale Ale, Underdog Atlantic Lager, and the Raging Bitch Belgian-Style IPA.
Find out more at Flying Dog Ales.
The ultimate aphrodisiac deserves a highly provocative motion picture:
Basic Instinct (1992)
Fifty Shades of Grey (2015)
Wild Things (1998)
A brewery in Nakashibetsu, Hokkaido has succeeded in producing a low-malt beer with milk, thus the name.
One-third of the drink is milk, and it has a fruity flavor that they hope will be popular among women. Read more about Bilk at Japan Probe.
A sweeping drama sounds about right:
Seven Pounds (2008)
A Beautiful Mind (2001)
Legends of the Fall (1994)
Forrest Gump (1994)
The Time Traveler’s Wife (2009)
Pizza Beer was developed by Tom and Athena Seefurth at their home brewery in Campton Township, IL. It contains tomatoes, garlic, and all the stuff that makes pizza one of the world’s most favorite foods.
Read the whole story about the Pizza Beer.
Perfect entertainment for pizza beer:
The Terminator (1984)
The Fast and the Furious (2001)
Shoot ‘Em Up (2007)
War of the Worlds (2005)
Ed Chilleen, creator of some of the most successful restaurants in Arizona, developed the crazy idea of putting a pepper in a beer. Maybe that’s why they call him “Crazy Ed.”
Read about Ed and the story of his beer on his Website.
Twisted, thought-provoking films should go well with this brew:
Black Swan (2010)
Session 9 (2001)
Mulholland Drive (2001)
Eyes Wide Shut (1999)
Paranormal Activity (2007)
Twisted X Brewery took red corn from Richardson farms to provide a slight hint of color, and prickly pears from the fields of Texas to provide this beer with a fruity cactus flavor.
It’s perfect for drinking this time of year. Find out more about this beer at Twisted X.
Films that you could say have a fruity cactus flavor:
Shallow Hal (2001)
Pineapple Express (2008)
Date Night (2010)
Tropic Thunder (2008)
Along Came Polly (2004)