In today’s world, many more people find themselves bored of the same old activity of passively staring at a big screen. What they do not realize, is that they can elevate their movie-going experience with a little culture. In other words, craft beer and movies go well together! Combining new foods and beverages with a movie-going outing can take an ordinary evening and transform it into a memorable night. You just have to know where to search and how to plan in order to achieve a night of greatness.
The definition of “craft beer” is hard to nail down. The general consensus remains that craft beer is defined by three words: small, independent and innovative. Local breweries generally operate on a smaller scale than larger, more corporate brands. These owners tend to experiment with flavor, style and technique in creating new types of beers. They are independently managed within the United States, and they place great stock on quality and creativity. The result is that there are hundreds of new beers to try and many more opportunities to support local businesses. This can lead to better beer and better entertainment.
Movies and Beverages
With films cited as the biggest source of entertainment for people in America today, it is no wonder that craft beer and movies go well together. Combining the new flavors of new beers often complements a new, or even classic and old, movie. One of the best places to combine these elements is in a theater that specializes in offering beverages, food and movies. Even better, there are a few cinemas that brew their own craft beer on site. This can really take an ordinary movie-going experience and bring it up a few notches.
Yes, you can (and should!) try this at home.
The movie theater is not the only location for an excellent culinary experience. If you are feeling especially tired, you can always skip the crowds and opt instead to purchase a local craft beer at the grocery store. Rent a movie or check your television guide for an at-home experience. Just be sure to search reviews ahead of time for a reliable beer that meets your culinary expectations.
Find yourself a buddy or date.
The beauty of trying new things is having someone with whom you can bounce off ideas. Take a friend or a date with you to the movies in order to discuss your impressions. Sampling different brews can be much like a wine tasting. The experience can be made better when you have a partner who is equally enthusiastic and discerning. Certain films do well with different culinary elements. Craft beer and movies go well together when you have someone to discuss the plot and the elements of the new beers.
Also, if you are searching for creative date ideas, then finding a spot that allows you to dine while viewing can be a unique way to spend an evening. Standard movie theaters can be reliable standbys, if not a more boring and familiar spot.