Ghostbusters Paired With Iron Horse Brewery’s “Quilter’s Irish Death” Beer

Ghostbusters is a 1984 comedy directed by Ivan Reitman from a script by Dan Aykroyd and Harold Ramis.  It stars Bill Murray along with Aykroyd and Ramis, and Sigourney Weaver, Rick Moranis, Annie Potts, and Ernie Hudson.  The film follows a group of parapsychologists who start a ghost catching service when New York City experiences an outbreak of paranormal activity.  The outbreak comes to a very funny standoff at the movie’s climax.  The film did very well with critics and at the box office.  This film was selected for preservation by the Library of Congress for preservation in the National Film Registry for its cultural significance.  It has spawned several sequels.

The Beer Lover’s Guide To The Movies pairs this film with Iron Horse Brewery’s “Quilter’s Irish Death”.  It is named after Jim Quilter, the founder of Iron Horse.  It is a beer that is hard to put into anyone category as it is like a Porter, a Stout, and an Amber and yet not like any of them and it has an ABV of 7.8%.  It is a dark smooth ale with aromas of roasted malts, chocolate, caramel, and molasses.  It tastes of malts and is balanced by enough hops to smooth it out.  You get hints of fruit, candy, bread, and cocoa.  I suggest this beer not so much because of its name (okay a little bit), but because like Ghostbusters, it combines elements that come together to create something original.

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