Chaos ensues when you mix questionable management at a mental institution, a crooked brewmeister, and two Canadian hosers. The chaos is called Strange Brew and it’s the next presentation coming to the Yukon Tavern’s newest monthly event: the Yukon Cult Cinema.
Bob and Doug Mackenzie, brothers who bond over their excessive love of beer and donuts, uncover an evil scheme brewing at the Elsinore Brewery when they are employed as bottle inspectors. They soon find themselves embroiled in a life or death struggle against a powerful enemy who’s out to steal control of their beloved brewery—with the help of two angry hockey teams.
Based loosely on Shakespeare’s Hamlet, Bob and Doug take the roles of Rosencrantz and Guildenstern, via an Abbott and Costello mentality. The movie is rooted in 1980’s pop culture, with a familiar soundtrack and catch phrases familiar to followers of SCTV, Canada’s version of Saturday Night Live, where its two stars, Rick Moranis and Dave Thomas, got their start.
It’s a great time to revisit this dynamic duo, as they are in the process of reprising their roles as Bob and Doug for a benefit in Toronto next month. Dare we hope they will take to the screen once again?
Join movie expert and Yukon Cult Cinema host Mac Bell for another night of cinematic “genius” when he presents Strange Brew on June 27th at 7:20pm. Our bartenders will be on hand to make sure your glasses stay filled with Portland’s best beer, so you can drink your way right along with our two hosers, Bob and Doug Mackenzie, on their on-screen adventure!