Five great beer films for you to enjoy during the rainy months.  We’re not going to attempt a ranking for these.  They’re all great films. I also tossed in some beer pairings from local breweries for each film.  Have a film that didn’t make our short list? Have a better local beer pairing? Drop them in the comments section.

Beer Fest

Two brothers travel to Germany for Oktoberfest, only to stumble upon a secret, centuries-old competition described as a “Fight Club” with beer games.


This film is a great comedic time waster. You’re not going to learn anything, but you will laugh.

The Love of Beer

When someone thinks of a brewer, they probably don’t picture a petite woman with red pigtails. But with Tonya Cornett’s amazing beers and growing collection of medals, things may change. From farm to consumption, women are fighting their way to become some of the most influential people in the craft beer world. Based in the Pacific NW, this documentary follows these inspirational women as they struggle to end stereotypes, handle their rising fame, and raise families in a 21 and over lifestyle. They’re not doing it for feminism or equality-they’re doing it for The Love of Beer.


This film features a collection of semi-local beer personalities. Highly recommended for everyone, especially beer fans in the Pacific NW.

Smokey and the Bandit

The Bandit is hired on to run a tractor trailer full of beer over county lines in hot pursuit by a pesky sheriff.


Fun fact: I may have dressed as the Bandit for Halloween last year. Here’s the trailer. Note: Sound is pretty messed up on this one.

Strange Brew

Canada’s most famous hosers, Bob and Doug McKenzie, get jobs at the Elsinore Brewery, only to learn that something is rotten with the state of it.


Fun fact: I’ve seen this film so many times, I can nearly recite it from memory. Here’s the theatrical trailer. “It’s a jelly.”

The World’s End

Five friends who reunite in an attempt to top their epic pub crawl from 20 years earlier unwittingly become humankind’s only hope for survival.


So appropriate for the Bellingham Tap Trail. This is a must see.