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Filmmaker Marc Abraham’s ‘I Saw The Light’ Seeing Limited Release This Friday

Last year, producer-turned-writer/director Marc Abraham (Air Force One, Children of Men) debuted his new biographical drama, I Saw The Light, at the Toronto International Film Festival. The film is a portrayal of the life of country music singer/songwriter Hank Williams Jr., and was adapted by Abraham from the book Hank Williams: The Biography by authors Colin Escott, George Merritt, and William MacEwen. Starring as Williams is actor Tom Hiddleston (Midnight in Paris, The Avengers), appearing alongside co-stars Elizabeth Olsen (Godzilla, Avengers: Age of Ultron), David Krumholtz (Harold and Kumar Go To White Castle, This Is The End), Bradley Whitford (Scent of a Woman, Saving Mr. Banks), and Cherry Jones (Signs, The Village). Although the film has not been well received by critics, fans have praised the performances of both Hiddleston, and Elizabeth Olsen as his first wife Audrey Mae. Some movie-goers will be able to see it in theaters this weekend, but the trailer is available here on MADE. Check your local listings for showings this Friday.

[MADE] Brews of the Week

Great Divide’s HOSS Rye Lager is a perfect brew for this time of the year. This brew is modeled after some Marzen Lagers from Germany, as this one is one malty beverage. While the beer has a bold malty backbone, it does have some depth to it, reaching flavors of some dried cherry. If I were to describe this one in one word, I would say it is one crisp brew.

While it is nothing flashy, Great Divide did a great job making a solid German Lager. The brew itself would be best served with a meal, perhaps with some pork chops or some grilled chicken.

Bad Weather Windvane Beer

First off, sorry for not having a photo of the full label on this one, it is the best we can find. This magnificent brew is made by Minnetonka’s Bad Weather Brewery. The Windvane, is an American Red Ale that is absolutely delicious to say the least. I personally wish I had discovered this one earlier, because this one could be consumed from sunup to sundown.

The initial smell test proved that this would be a rather sweet brew, but the taste had something different going on.  The brew overall, is fairly bitter, with a decent amount of hops being used. After the initial bitterness, the sweetness comes into play to make one complete brew. If I were to rate this, I’d say just go buy the damn beer, it is well worth it. Props to Bad Weather on this one.

[MADE] Brews of the Week

Éphémère Cherry

Ephemere, Unibroue’s Cherry White Ale, is one unexpectedly delicious brew. While it isn’t my favorite beer by the Quebec brewery, it is definitely the best cherry beer that i’ve tasted.  Even though Ephemere isn’t a winter beer, it would be great in the summer, or easily paired with anything during lunch.

The brew pours a light hazy orange color, while smelling a tad sweet. The taste reminds me of something, but I’m unable to place my finger on it. This beer certainly has a decent amount of tartiness to complement the cherry flavor as well, making for one interesting flavor. When it comes down to it, the beer is very drinkable, as I would place it as a premier cherry beer to try. Cheers.

This American Brown Ale has to be one of the bolder brown ales out there. We here at MADE, have based some of our brews off of this one it’s so good. This American brown pushes the boundaries of a brown ale, as it is pretty hopped up.

Lift Bridge did a great job keeping the tongue guessing with this brew. One sip from the brew, one can’t help but notice the hoppy, carmel, and coffee roasted flavors that rush the tastebuds. While the beer was originally meant to be a limited release, it has been around for nearly 6 months now. If you see this deep-blue waxed bomber at the store, make sure to grab one or two bottles.