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We’re Doing it Live

03/07/2019 04:09PM ● By Kylie Cooper

By: Kylie Cooper  Photo by: Rachel Benavides

It has been said the two greatest artforms known to humanity are beer and movies. And, when I say it has been said, I mean there is a group of four guys who say it about once a week on their podcast. Insert Beer and a Movie here.

As local podcast, Beer and a Movie, approaches their one year anniversary, the crew (Texas A&M University – CC media professors David Gurney and Ethan Thompson, local quality of life advocate Joe Hillard, and Hybrid Records owner Carlos Cooper) plan to celebrate in a big way. With their first ever live recording, the podcast will be taking the main stage as a part of the 3rd Annual Corpus Christi Brewery Festival this Saturday at 2:00 PM.

“Our podcast has a very simple formula,” Cooper said. “We watch a couple of movies and then get together to talk about them over some of the best craft beer in America.” And, with their live recording location being the Brewery Festival, they figured the movies they would talk about should be beer related. If you’re interested in watching the movies prior to the conversation, you’ll want to watch Smokey and the Bandit and Strange Brew, as these beer classics will be the two movies the gang will discuss.

“Smokey and the Bandit and Strange Brew—these are movies that everyone has seen and most can quote along with,” said Hilliard. “A group of craft beer lovers talking interstate Coors smuggling and Canadian beer hosers? Who isn’t ready for this?”

The festival will feature brews from both near and far (not that far). Breweries from all across Texas will be present at the festival for you to taste. All your favorite local brews such as Rebel Toad, B&J’s, Lorelei, and Lazy Beach will also be in attendance.

“We couldn’t be more pleased to be involved in the Corpus Christi Brewery Festival,” said Gurney. “The guest brewery lineup for the festival is going to give everyone the opportunity to try new beers from across Texas. We’ll find the most exciting beers and talk about them in front of and with our live audience.”