In celebrating the life of Elmore Leonard, it felt appropriate to dedicate this edition of Cinema and Suds to him. Shoot, if I had it my way I would’ve cracked open a 40 oz of Olde English, but due to the fact that I only have access to 32 oz Olde English bottles, and being a man that still has integrity, I had to resort to what I had. Sometimes fate smiles upon you with a beer that is so appropriately named that all you can do is go with it.
In this edition of Cinema and Suds, we take two Leonard adaptations and get drunk, well, I get drunk, you can get drunk if you want, I’m not here to live your life. Anyway, we have the 2007 version of “3:10 to Yuma” starring Christian Bale and Russell Crowe, and the modern classic, “Jackie Brown” from 1997. The aptly-named beer is “The Perfect Crime” a 2012 collaboration between Stone Brewing, Evil Twin Brewing, and Stillwater Artisanal Ales. Listed as a Smoked Black Saison, this brew is perfect for planning your next caper, or double-crossing Ordell Robbie. And don’t let the color fool you, this beer is surprising light, (6.8% ABV) but packs a smokey kick with plenty of funk that you would expect out of a saison.
Enjoy the video companion to this review, and check back every week for another edition of Cinema and Suds.