Coming Out Party / Dazed and Confused

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Every Friday Pud is going to drink beer. He is also going to consume some part of pop-culture.
Movies, TV, comics; whatever he fancies. Then he is going to smash them together for you!

THE BEER
Coming Out Party by Breakside Brewery. India Pale Ale. 92 IBU, 7.8% ABV.

Breakside Brewery in Portland Oregon has been doing some quality IPA's for years, to the point where even if you didn't like an IPA they've made, it was at the very least interesting. Personally, I have yet to find an IPA they've produced that I would consider trash juice. Usually I really enjoy them and this time is no exception. Hazy IPAs are a dime a dozen these days, and this one still has some tasty fruity flavours but it actually lacks the bitter bite one expects from IPAs. It comes across as much more sweeter than expected. So it's very easy to drink which makes it dangerous because it clocks in at a not-so-insignificant 7.8%. I found this very enjoyable and I recommend it for folks who don't mind a sweeter beer.    

THE MOVIE:
Dazed and Confused. Dir. Richard Linklater. 

If you haven't seen this movie, shame on you. An absolute 90's classic, I truly feel you cannot consider yourself a well-rounded cinephile if you haven't seen this film. Boasting a who's who of indie stars and other big names before they got big, Dazed and Confused is about a group of students on the final day of school. Set in the late 1970, the styles might be different but high school really hasn't changed much. Everyone is still just trying to survive. It is at times poignant but always funny, it's recommended watching if only to see Ben Affleck trying to spank dudes with a paddle.


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WHY THEY PAIR UP
Why they pair up: Dazed and Confused is best viewed slightly inebriated. And Coming Out Party's confusing twist on the traditional hazy IPA with its lack of bitterness, thematically fits. Not to mention its 7.8% ABV can give you a nice buzz.   

Pud. 


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Beer drinking, comics reading, combat sports loving father of two, devoted husband and Korean Superman.

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