Sunday, March 24th, 2024

Peaks and Pints Beer Flight: Georgetown Characters


Drawing inspiration from some of the best and most memorable movies and film characters in history, movie-themed beers exist to quench your thirst and complement your screen time. Movie-themed beers can make enjoying your favorite flicks just a tad more fun. Manny Chao and Roger Bialous, co-owners of Georgetown Brewing, are big movie fans and have named several beers after Patrick Swayze movies — specifically Point Break and Road House. The classic 1991 action film by Kathryn Bigelow, Point Break, stars Keanu Reeves as Johnny Utah, a new FBI agent on his first assignment going up against a gang of bank robbers known as the Dead Presidents. But this is no ordinary group of robbers. They’re surfers — led by the charismatic Bodhi (Patrick Swayze), a pretentious surfer guru who walks a fine line between warrior poet and unhinged anarchist. In 1989’s Road House, Swayze plays Dalton, a man at the Zen peak of his profession. He’s a numero uno “cooler,” a saloon bouncer. He’s also a graduate in philosophy from NYU, a fan of the novels of Jim Harrison, the owner of a 560 Mercedes-Benz, and a man with a whole lotta pain behind those steely eyes. Called in to shape up the Double Deuce, a decrepit Missouri roadhouse, Dalton ends up cleaning up the town of bad guys. Grab your ear phones and stream the movies while enjoying Peaks and Pints Beer Flight: Georgetown Characters.

Peaks and Pints Beer Flight: Georgetown Characters

Georgetown Johnny Utah Pale Ale

5.6% ABV

Georgetown Brewing is obsessed with Point Break. Can you blame them? This 1991 cinematic masterpiece has it all — skydiving, surfing, Buddhism, and bank robbing. The craft beer equivalent of jumping out of an airplane without a parachute, Georgetown’s Johnny Utah single hop pale ale surfs Citra hops. Dude, expect pronounced grapefruit and pine flavors with a faint grass note, obvs. Fun fact: Johnny Utah lost to E9 Brewing’s Don of Time in the Final Four of the Peaks and Pints Tournament of Beer: Northwest Pale Ales. Don of Time beat Boneyard Bone-A-Fide in the Championship Game.

Georgetown Bodhizafa

6.9% ABV

Ah, Bodhi. Reflecting on this delicious Georgetown Brewing IPA, it’s only natural that one’s mind would turn to beloved late actor Patrick Swayze, who passed away in September of 2009. Ours did — and the next thing we knew, Peaks and Pints was knee-deep in a pile of Swayze classics: We had the time of our life re-watching P Swayz dance-bang Jennifer Grey in Dirty Dancing; we chugged a Bodhi for the gratuitous boobage and martial-arts stylings of mysterious bad boy Dalton in Road House; we sat through Ghost. But #swayzefest came to its natural conclusion with an evening screening of Point Break. Sure, it’s the ne plus ultra of ’80s-’90s action cinema, embodying the exaggerated style, swagger and bromantic spirit of the finest testosterone-y fantasies. But this cynical approach only makes that inevitable moment when you suddenly realize this is the best effing film ever made even richer when paired with the 2016 GABF Gold Medal for IPAs, Bodhizafa. The flavor and aroma both express Mandarin and citrus. Five pounds of hops per barrel makes this IPA truly juicy, full of citrus and fruity. We could talk about the ridiculous obsession the Seattle brewery has with the film Point Break. We’ll let Bodhi do all the talking, brah.

Georgetown Dalton

7% ABV

When starting to brew experimental beers, all you must do is follow three simple rules. One, never underestimate your hopping schedule. Expect the unexpected. Two, trying different techniques is absolutely necessary. And three, be nice. Dalton is Bodhizafa’s close cousin, with the same ingredients, like Columbus, Citra, Mosaic and Chinook hops, but with a Road House roundhouse kick, if you know what we mean.

Georgetown Warchild

7.8% ABV

The fight of the century was not Ali v. Frazier, it was actually Swayze v. Kiedis in Point Break. Anthony Kiedis of the Red Hot Chili Peppers was one of the members of a fiercely local confrontational surf Nazi gang, including fan favorite “War Child,” played by Vincent Klyn. Johnny Utah, who has a run in with Bunker Weiss (Chris Pedersen), has a bonding experience with Bodhi when they fight the gang. Warchild double IPA will punch you in the face with pungent tropical and herbal aromas and flavors.

LINK: Peaks & Pints beer and cider cooler

LINK: Georgetown Brewing on the Grit & Grain Podcast Episode 9 and Episode 10