“Dirty Dancing” is a 1987 romantic film, directed by Emile Ardolino, with script by Eleanor Bergstein. It stars Patrick Swayze, Jennifer Grey, Cynthia Rhoades, Jerry Orbach, Jane Brucker, Jack Weston, Lonny Price and Kelly Bishop. The film follows Baby (Grey) while on vacation with her family, falls in love with a dance instructor, Johnny (Swayze), at a summer resort. It is Romeo and Juliet set in the Catskills during 1963, with the camps being divided up between the help and the vacationers. The film is a bit predictable, but it has incredibly charming moments such as when Baby tells Johnny “I’m scared of walking out of this room and never feeling the rest of my whole life the way I feel when I’m with you.” There is definite chemistry between Grey and Swayze. The dancing and the film’s soundtrack are fun as well. The film won the Golden Globe and the Academy Award for Best Original Song and the Grammy Award for Best Duet. The film spawned a prequel, “Dirty Dancing: Havana Nights”, a stage version, and a made for TV remake in 2017.
The Beer Lover’s Guide To The Movies pairs “Dirty Dancing” with Rogue Farms Honey Kolsch. It has an ABV of 5%. It pours a hazy gold color with an off white head. Its aroma reminds me of fresh cut flowers and honey. It tastes of honey and sweet baked bread, and just enough spice and citrus to cut the sweetness and produce a very enjoyable beer. It has a smooth lighter mouthfeel to it without a lot of carbonation. This is a great summer beer that combines ingredients that come together like Grey and Swayze did on screen.