“Jaws” is a 1975 thriller directed by Steven Spielberg, with script by Peter Benchley, based on his 1974 book of the same name, and Carl Gottlieb. It stars Roy Scheider, Richard Dreyfuss, Robert Shaw, along with Murray Hamilton and Lorraine Gary. The film follows Martin Brody (Scheider) to team up with a marine biologist (Dreyfuss) and a shark hunter (Shaw) when a great white shark attacks beach vacationers at a summer resort town. Spielberg and composer John Williams decided to minimize the amount the shark is shown and suggest the presence of the shark with now iconic creepy music. This film is considered one of the greatest films ever made. In 2001 it was selected for preservation in the National Film Registry for its cultural, historical, and aesthetical significance.
The Beer Lover’s Guide To The Movies picks Narragansett Lager to be paired with this film. This is an American Adjunct Lager with an ABV of 5.0%. It is golden in color with a thin white head and lighter carbonation. On the nose you pick up mild piney hops and just a hint of corn smelling malts. It tastes like corn, grain and then it hits you with a bit of sweetness. It is pretty much a smooth, easy drinking summer beer. I picked this because in the film Shaw does an iconic down the beer in one gulp and crushes the beer can all in one seamless motion. It is a classic macho move that Dreyfuss makes of fun of. Old school cinema comedy at its best. So have a laugh with your friends as you drink Narragansett as you watch this classic film.