Slow and steady I've begun chipping away at more zombie movies. This is my favorite zombie that doesn't really have any zombies in it. It's held together by the compelling performance of Stephen McHattie who plays Grant Mazzy a big time radio host who after being fired finds himself working in small town Canada. Fueled by early morning booze and coffee this edgy character is a believable radio personality. He tries to spice up the news-less town with his wild rants. But he gets a real story. The beer i paired with this movie has no symbolic connection to it. It was picked because it's getting into the mid 80's here in Seattle and that is something I am just not used to. But I don't drink pilsners and a wheat doesn't pack the punch I was looking for so I was forced to look elsewhere. There at my local grocer, slapped in the middle of what I have begun to call the "token micros" (Stone, Sierra Nevada, Pyramid, Widmer, Red Hook, Deschutes...etc), sat New Belgium's Trippel for only $6.50. Done and done! Aside from fat tire i had never tired any New Belgium beers so i was pretty excited. Well here goes.
First a little brewery background. In 2010 New Belgium was the 3rd largest craft brewery and 7th largest brewery in the country. That's pretty good. Outside magazine named New Belgium Brewery the #1 best place to work in the country. They use efficient kettles and pay extra to ensure they are buying the cleanest energy possible. They employ several woman brewers and are committed to the health of their workers. They have a vast array of beers of all styles and flavors. They have a Rye ale with juniper and a couple of Bret beers (