“Lady Bird” paired with Stoup Brewing’s Citra IPA

“Lady Bird” is a 2017 coming-of-age film written and directed by Greta Gerwig.  The film stars Saoise Ronan, and Laurie Metcalf along with Tracy Letts, Beanie Feldstein, Lucas Hedges, Timothee Chalamet, Stephen McKinley Henderson and Lois Smith.  The film follows an independent free spirit during her senior year of high school as she explores first love and self-expression at Catholic School, along with her awkward relationship with her mother.  As with so many films like this it is heartbreaking and funny as first steps, triumphs and defeats are shown.  The film stands out for Gerwig’s script and direction, along with the performances she was able to bring out of Ronan, Metcalf, and Lett.  The film did well at the box office and the film was nominated for five Academy Awards including Best Picture, Best Actress (Ronan) Best Supporting Actress (Metcalf) Best Original Screenplay, and Best Director.

The Beer Lover’s Guide To The Movies pairs this film with Stoup Brewing’s Citra IPA.  This American-style Indian Pale Ale has an ABV of 5.9%.  It is light yellow amber in color.  It has aromas of citra hops, oranges, limes, mango, and hints of pine.  You get a lot of orange, mango, and other citrus notes, bread, and finishes with piney bitterness.  This is a great beer for any occasion.  Pairing this beer with this film will give you an elevated experience as the combination of the two elements will give you more than you expect together.

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