There Will Be Blood Paired With Dos Equis XX Especial Lager

There Will Be Blood is a 2007 American drama written and directed by Paul Thomas Anderson.  It is loosely based on the novel Oil by Upton Sinclair.  The film is about an oil man who is on quest for wealth above all else in the late 19th and early 20th centuries.  It explores the dark side of capitalism and the quest for domination and wanting to eliminate any potential competition.  The film is Daniel Day Lewis, Paul Dano, Kevin J. O’Conner, and Ciaran Hindes.  The movie was nominated for eight Oscars, including Paul Thomas Anderson for Best Director, and Best Picture.  Daniel Day Lewis won Best Actor and Robert Elswit won for Best Cinematography.

The One-Sheet For There Will Be Blood

The Beer Lover’s Guide To The Movie pairs this film with Dos Equis XX Especial Lager.  The beer was originally made by German immigrants in Mexico and named Siglo XX, meaning 20th Century, to commemorate the arrival of the new century.  The bottles were marked with the Roman numeral for 20 – “XX”.  People simply started calling it “Dos Equis” which is Spanish for “two Xs’”, and in time the name was changed.  This beer has a 4.45 ABV.  It is brewed in the style of Pilsner Lagers.  It has a big frothy head, corn and vanilla frosting on the nose, and taste of creamed corn, and honey malt sweetness.  Dos Equis parent company was involved in a whispering rumor campaign that destroyed the market share for its rival, Corona Beer, in the 1980s.  The film and beer have a bit in common.

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