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STRANGE BREWfest brings beer tastings and movie screening to Strand on April 26

Posted April 18, 2019

The Strand Theatre presents STRANGE BREWfest, its first ever beer-tasting and movie screening, on Friday, April 26. STRANGE BREWfest combines two of Maine's favorite things -- great local brews and classic comedy films!

Doors will open at 6pm for tasting portions of delicious varieties from Rock Harbor Brewing (Rockland), Threshers Brewing Co. (Searsmont), and Fogtown Brewing (Ellsworth). The Canadian cult classic movie Strange Brew (1983) starts at 8pm. Tickets are $20, which pays for a movie ticket and six tasting pours of beer. Upgrade to a $25 ticket, and receive your very own Strand pint glass.

Purporting to be loosely based on Hamlet, Strange Brew is about an evil braumeister at the Elsinore Brewery who has discovered an additive that when guzzled in beer, allows the drinkers to be easily controlled. Braumeister Smith (Max von Sydow) has a plan to take over the world with his new brew, and only the Great White hosers of the North, Bob and Doug McKenzie (Rick Moranis and Dave Thomas) -- with their plaid shirts, ski toques, fur-lined parkas, and addiction to beer -- can stop the dastardly plan, sober or not. There are several jabs at "hoseheads" and the business of movie-making, including an epilogue that critiques the film itself. Strange Brew found a cult audience with fans of the Second City comedy troupe, of which Moranis and Thomas were members.

This event is for age 21 and older. For more information or advance tickets, visit Tel: (207) 594-0070 EX 3 Email: The Strand Theatre, 345 Main Street, Rockland.