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The fun keeps flowing with Strange Brew.

Byline: submitted by cara recine

If you are a fan of beer and comedy, you'll want to keep things flowing following the CarbondALE Brew Fest with a classic comedy at the Varsity.

Brew Fest will be celebrating small-batch, craft brews from all over the Midwest from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, May 4 at Town Square Pavilion. That gives fans just enough time to walk a couple of blocks south for a 9:30 p.m. showing of the 1983 movie Strange Brew.

Second City TV alumni Rick Moranis and Dave Thomas play the classic Canadian beer-guzzling duo, brothers Bob and Doug McKenzie, as they try to stop a mad beer brewer from gaining control of the world. Moranis and Thomas also wrote the screenplay. The film, loosely based on Shakespeare's Hamlet, is about an evil braumeister at the Elsinore Brewery who has discovered an additive that, when guzzled in beer, allows the drinkers to be easily controlled.

Braumeister Smith (Max von Sydow) has a plan to take over the world with his new brew, and only the Great White hosers of the North, Bob and Doug -- with their plaid shirts, ski toques, fur-lined parkas and addiction to beer -- can stop the dastardly plan, sober or not.

Tickets are $5 and are available in advance online at

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Publication:Daily Herald (Arlington Heights, IL)
Date:May 3, 2018
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