Our Other Worlds Austin team is excited for our 3rd Annual Star Wars Day event, which will be held at 4th Tap Brewing Co-operative on Thursday, May 4, 2017. As always, this free event features Star Wars fan films, a fun costume contest, and more.
In addition, the 4th Tap founders and brewers have stepped up to the challenge of hosting this stellar event by offering a taproom only limited release created specifically for our special event!
The beer will be called "The Fist of the Empire," and is a heavy, high ABV Imperial Stout to represent the Dark Side of the Force. 4th Tap will also be renaming their Zephyr served in the taproom to "The Iron Knight" to represent the Light Side of the Force. A third taproom offering will be a "black and tan" with The Fist of the Empire served over The Iron Knight. This special beer will be called "The Voss Mystic," as it represents the blended or balanced aspects of the Force.
I asked 4th Tap co-founder and brewer Dariush Griffin what his favorite Sci-Fi is:
When it comes to literature I've always been a fan of the classics: Vance, Asimov, Heinlein, Dickson, and Harrison. Though my favorite science fiction novel has to be Speaker for the Dead by Orson Scott Card. I still re-read that every few years.
As for other media, ROBOCOP is my favorite science fiction film; it is perhaps one of the greatest films ever made. And I'll challenge anyone who disagrees with me to a fist fight. I've also watched a good number of science fiction anime; I'd have to put PLANETES at the top of that list.
But when it comes to Star Wars there is really only one film that I enjoy time and time again, and that's EWOKS: THE BATTLE FOR ENDOR. Seriously, Wilford Brimley is the perfect grumpy old space wizard - a lazy, mercenary man with a heart of gold. But if we're limited to the main series, I'd go with A NEW HOPE.
4th Tap co-founder Erin Stecker is also a fan of Sci-Fi -- and Horror -- and here's her favorites:
Sci-Fi Movie: STARSHIP TROOPERS. I love it. It's great and I love it. And the CUBE series.
Sci-Fi Show: (sci/fi horror) because that's how I roll. TALES FROM THE DARKSIDE.
Favorite Star Wars: ROGUE ONE and A NEW HOPE - they are so beautiful as a pair and equally as good IMO.
So if STAR WARS fan films weren't enough to draw you in to our May the Fourth event, allow us to shamelessly tempt you with some really good beer.