Drink brews and watch 'Beerfest' with one of its stars at the Summit Brewery - Bring Me The News

Drink brews and watch 'Beerfest' with one of its stars at the Summit Brewery

The screening at the Summit Brewery will raise money for Minnesota's film industry.

"Two brothers travel to Germany for Oktoberfest, only to stumble upon a secret, centuries-old competition described as a Fight Club with beer games."

That, of course, is the synopsis of 2006's raunchy cult classic Beerfest, which wascreated bythe Broken Lizard comedy group – the same guys (including one Minnesotan) who gave us Super Troopers and Club Dread.

If you've never seen the ridiculous yet hilarious movie, here's your chance: Summit Brewing is hosting an outdoor screening of Beerfest on Thursday night.

The Facebook event page promises it'll be "an evening of beer-related fun," featuring a raffle for "fabulous prizes," food trucks, and games "like bean bag toss and things that people do with beer."

Minnesota's own Erik Stolhanske, one of the creators and stars of Beerfest, will make an appearance at the screening.

The whole thing was organized as a fundraiser for Minnesota Film and Television – the organization that works to get movies and TV shows filmed in our state. (Read more about how they do that here.) 

Stolhanske is a MN Film and TV board member. He'll be there at Summit to introduce the screening and give a sneak preview of Broken Lizard's upcoming film, Super Troopers 4.20.

Doors open at 5:30 p.m. for food, beer, and fun, followed by the movie at 7:30 p.m. 

Organizers are hoping for an outdoor screening, so bring lawn chairs and blankets. (If the weather doesn't cooperate, it'll get moved inside.)

The event is free to the public, with a portion of beer sales going to MN Film and TV. Not a beer drinker? You can donate to support the organization here.

And BTW – MN Film and TV says, "Don't bring the kids."

"Beerfest is rated R for pervasive crude and sexual content, language, nudity and substance abuse. Well, that's Broken Lizard for you," the organization said in a news release.

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