Full Sail brewer Stephanie Duffy will serve a limited edition Imperial Cascadian Dark Ale alongside a screening of the 1991 Ridley Scott classic “Thelma and Louise,” which served as the inspiration for the brew. Duffy says about her film selection, “Even 22 years later, it’s still too rare to find a mainstream film with two strong women in starring roles. The movie is controversial and has incited many debates regarding feminism, prejudice, patriarchal control, abuse, and sisterhood.”
Every keg of Stephanie’s ICDA will benefit Bitch Media, and its mission to provide and encourage an engaged, thoughtful feminist response to mainstream media and popular culture.
“My beer defies the traditional expectations of a “girl’s beer.” Like many women, I love my beer and I appreciate a broad cross-section of craft brews. I’m lucky to live and work in a beautiful place like Oregon, where craft beers are such a vital part of our culture. Though the beer industry is still very male-dominated (as are so many other industries), I thought it was especially appropriate to brew a bold, strong beer in honor of all the bold, strong women who shirk stereotypes and avoid being pigeonholed. We’re in no need of pandering! Our tastes are as diverse as anyone else’s. Duffy’s Counterpunch is a richly nuanced counterargument—in beverage form.” – Stephanie Duffy
About the beer:
This ICDA is rich and complex, with woodsy evergreen aromas complemented by notes of coffee and dark chocolate from roasted malts. The mouthfeel is full-bodied and warming, and the ample malt body (with help from Munich and a range of Caramel and Carafa dark malts) supports the assertive roast and hop character. Nugget, Crystal, and Brewer’s Gold hops provide a slightly fruity, tangerine note and a crisp, hoppy finish. ABV 7.5% IBU 82
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