“Hamilton” is a musical directed by Thomas Kail, and writted andd composed by Lin-Manuel Miranda. It stars Miranda, Leslie Odom Jr., Philla Soo, Daveed Diggs, Christopher Jackson, Okieriete Onaodowan, Renee Elise Goldsberry, Jonathan Groff, Jasmine Cephas Jones, and Anthony Ramos. It is a film of a live stage production of the Broadway musical of “Hamilton: An American Musical”. The movie follows Alexander Hamilton (Miranda) from his humble roots to becoming one of America’s Founding Fathers. The show is inspired by the biography “Alexander Hamilton” by Ron Chernow and draws heavily on rap, R&B. pop, soul, and Broadway-style show tunes. The film is wonderful and tells the full arc of the Hamilton story, with all its glory and sadness. The songs, choreography, and cinematography are wonderful. This is a must see broadcast event. Disney+ released this on their streaming service.
The Beer Lover’s Guide To The Movies pairs this film with Arrogant Bastard Ale by Stone Brewing Company. This a strong America Ale with an ABV of 7.2%. It pours a dark amber color with a cream colored thick head. It smells of pine, bready and citrus. It is taste of orange, pineapple, and peaches, with hints of caramel, pine, bread, and some bitterness. It is a beer you savor and unwind with. I picked this beer because, in a way, all our Founding Fathers are Arrogant Bastards. I also picked it because it is a complex beer, and you should take your time over the course of the film to unpack the flavors and enjoy it.