Alec Guinness Classics and HenHouse Brewing

Cheers! We’re back. Did you miss us? To make up for our hiatus, we’re going to talk about three movies – that’s right, THREE – movies starring Alec Guinness.

In honor of these three movies from Ealing Studios we’re drinking East Coast Bias from HenHouse Brewing from Petaluma, California. We actually don’t have a clever tie-in this time. We just really like this beer, and we want to talk about it.


Kind Hearts And Coronets (1949)

The Lavender Hill Mob (1951)

The Ladykillers (1955)

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Meet Me In St. Louis, Bathing Beauty and Jubel 2015 from Deschutes Brewery

deschutesCheers! We put on our dancing shoes for this podcast, in which we chat about two MGM musicals, “Meet Me In St. Louis” and “Bathing Beauty,” while drinking Jubel 2015 from Deschutes Brewery.

We start off talking about the glorified clip shows that are “That’s Entertainment” part one and two. These two documentaries (and we use that word loosely) are what inspired us to check out these MGM musicals, starring two of the lovely ladies who are featured so prominently in both, Judy Garland and Esther Williams.

Also discussed: Our favorite musicals, and 1940’s “I Love You Again,” starring William Powell and Myrna Loy.

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That’s Entertainment Part 1

That’s Entertainment Part 2

Meet Me In St. Louis

Bathing Beauty

During the podcast, David was trying to remember the name of a movie and an actor we saw in “That’s Entertainment.” It was Bobby Van, and the film was “Small Town Girl.”

Christmas in Connecticut, White Christmas and Straffe Hendrik Quadrupel by De Halve Maan

Tis the season for holiday movies, right? While everyone is dusting off their copies of “A Christmas Story” and that awful Jim Carrey “Grinch” movie, we’ve decided to watch some old holiday movies we’ve never seen before.

In this podcast, we are talking about 1945’s “Christmas in Connecticut” and 1954’s “White Christmas,” while drinking Straffe Hendrik Quadrupel by De Halve Maan in Belgium.

Our Christmas Village is growing. Check out our newest building, an old movie theater. The perfect pairing for our brewery. And yes, we know we are complete dorks.

Our Christmas Village is growing. Check out our newest building, an old movie theater. It’s the perfect companion for our brewery. And yes, we know we are complete dorks.

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Christmas In Connecticut (1945)

White Christmas (1954)

If you are really feeling the holiday spirit, and want to hear us talk about even more holiday movies, check out last year’s holiday-themed podcast about “The Bishop’s Wife” and “The Man Who Came To Dinner.”

The Haunting, Curse of the Cat People and Firestone Walker’s Helldorado

We realize that Halloween is over, but we think scary movies can be enjoyed all year long.

In this podcast we are talking about 1963’s “The Haunting,” (not the horrible 1999 remake), and 1944’s “The Curse Of The Cat People,” and drinking Helldorado by Firestone Walker. Both movies are directed by Robert Wise, whose filmography is all over the map, including the original “Star Trek” movie, “The Sound of Music” and “West Side Story.”


This podcast is kind of a sequel to our very first podcast, in which we discussed the original “Cat People” from 1942. Have our feelings changed about “Cat People” in the past year? You’ll have to listen to find out.

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The Haunting (1963)

The Curse Of The Cat People (1944)

The Maltese Falcon and Sierra Nevada’s Bigfoot Barleywine

“I distrust a man who says ‘when.’ If he’s got to be careful not to drink too much, it’s because he’s not to be trusted when he does.” -Kasper Gutman in “The Maltese Falcon”

In this podcast, we are drinking Bigfoot Barleywine aged in whiskey barrels from Sierra Nevada and talking about “The Maltese Falcon” … all three of them. We know what you are thinking, “Wait, there’s more than one Maltese Falcon?” Don’t say Old Movies, New Beer never taught you anything.


Along with the classic Humphrey Bogart-starring “Maltese Falcon,” we talk about the first “Maltese Falcon,” a precode film from 1931, and the comedy take on the same story in 1936 titled “Satan Met A Lady,” starring Bette Davis.

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A clip from The Maltese Falcon (1931)

Satan Met A Lady (1936)

The Maltese Falcon (1941)

All Six “Thin Man” Movies and Waterloo Double 8 Dark

(The podcast is available on iTunes, too.)

Cheers! In this podcast we’re talking about all six of “The Thin Man” movies.

It is our New Year’s Eve tradition to watch “The Thin Man” movies. Well, not all six of them. We can barely stay up to midnight, let alone sit through six movies in an evening. On New Year’s Eve, David prepares a fancy meal (this year it was Beef Bourguignon – yum), and we watch at least the first “Thin Man,” possibly “After the Thin Man,” too.

The Bishop’s Wife, The Man Who Came To Dinner and Anchor Brewing Christmas Ale

Cheers! We apologize for the podcast delay. We both had colds, and no one wants to listen to two people drunk on NyQuil talking about old movies on a podcast. Wait a second … *buys domain*

In this week’s installment we’re getting our holiday spirit on. We are drinking Anchor Steam’s Christmas Ale 2014 and 2011, and we’re talking about “The Bishop’s Wife” (1947), starring Cary Grant, Loretta Young, David Niven and Monty Woolley, and “The Man Who Came To Dinner” (1942), starring Bette Davis, Ann Sheridan and – wait for it – Monty Woolley. That’s right. It’s a Monty Woolley double feature. It’s a Christmas miracle!

And yes, the podcast is available on iTunes.

Cat People, The Uninvited and Speakeasy Syndicate No. 2

Cheers! Welcome to the first installment of our “Old Movies, New Beer” podcast, in which we talk about old movies and drink new beer.

In our inaugural episode, we are drinking Syndicate No. 2 from Speakeasy in San Francisco talking about “Cat People” (1942) and “The Uninvited” (1944).