“ReMastered: Devil at the Crossroads” a documentary about Robert Johnson paired with Pike Brewing’s Pike Entire: Wood Aged Stout

“ReMastered: Devil at the Crossoroads” is a 2019 documentary about Robert Johnson, the blues singer, songwriter, and musician, directed by Brian Oaks and written by Jeff and Michael Zimbalist.  The film looks at the mystery surrounding Johnson’s deal with the Devil at the Crossroads in rural Mississippi that allowed him to achieve musical success.  The film interviews some of the musicians that Johnson has influenced generations later.  The film is straight forward documentary that intersplices interviews with modern musicians and experts on Johnson as it highlights his music.  The film was released on Netflix.

The Beer Lover’s Guide To The Movies pairs this film with Pike Brewing’s Pike Entire: Wood-Aged Stout.  This limited release Imperial Stout takes their Pike XXXXX Stout and they age it in Woodinville Whiskey Company’s bourbon barrels.  The beer has an ABV of 11.6%.  It is a dark ashy black color with a head that goes away quickly.  You pick up oak on the nose from the barrel aging.  It tastes of coffee, vanilla, caramel with light bourbon notes.  This is a rich and sweet beer that is well balanced enough to disguise the higher alcohol content.  When I think of the blues, I think of whisky and beer.  You get both in this stout and it pairs well with the film because of this.

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