“Olympus Has Fallen” Paired With Anchor Brewing’s Anchor Steam Beer

“Olympus Has Fallen” is a 2013 thriller directed by Antoine Fuqua, with script by Creighton Rothenberger and Katrin Benedikt.  The film stars Gerard Butler, Aaron Eckhart, Morgan Freeman, Angela Bassett, Robert Forster, Cole Hauser, Ashley Judd, Melissa Leo, Dylan McDermott, Radha Mitchell, and Rick Yung.  The film follows Secret Service agent Mike Banning (Butler) efforts to rescue President Asher (Eckhart) from a North Korean terrorist (Yung) that has taken the President as well as the White House hostage.  Fugua’s films always have great action sequences, are wonderfully filmed and edited.  This film is violent but predictable.  It is pretty good.  This was the first of in a three film series, with the second being 2016’s “London Has Fallen”, and 2019’s “Angel Has Fallen”.

The Beer Lover’s Guide To The Movies pairs this film with Anchor Brewing’s Anchor Steam Beer.  This beer is brewed using a method used since the 1890s.  They ferment the beer with lager yeast at warmer ale temperatures in special shallow open-air fermenters and use a natural process call krausening to create a light carbonation in the beer.  This Steam Beer has an ABV of 4.9%.  It pours amber and has an average white head on it.  It smells bready and malty.  It tastes of thick crusted bread, with a light caramel flavor, then some citrus and herbal notes.  It is a smooth, medium bodied beer with a touch of bitterness.  It is pretty good.  This beer will make the action sequences better and give you something to ponder during the slower moments of the film.

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