Alamo Drafthhouse & Dogfish Head 5th Annual “Off-Centered Film Fest”

By Brewers Association

The Alamo Drafthouse Cinema and Dogfish Head Craft Brewery have teamed up for the 5th Annual “Off-Centered Film Fest”, which features ‘off-centered films for off-centered people’!  Sam Calagione, Dogfish Head Craft Brewery Founder and Head Brewer will be your host for each of the events and this year he’s bringing along some of our favorite comedic actors, writers and directors: David Wain (Wanderlust, Wet Hot American Summer), Ken Marino (Wet Hot American Summer, Wanderlust) and Jo Lo Truglio (Wet Hot American Summer, Superbad) to co-host. 

Blazing Saddles Quote-Along Beer Party

Thursday, April 19 (6:00 PM) – Republic Square Park
422 Guadalupe St.  Austin, TX 78704 

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The Off-Centered Film Fest will kick off with an outdoor Blazzing Saddles Quote-Along Beer Party Rolling Roadshow and a medley of craft brews.  The Beer Party is getting the Action Pack treatment this year with a quote-along screening complete with subtitles to all the most memorable lines and cap guns to shoot ‘em up with Black Bark and Waco Kid.  Members of the Central Texas brewing community will be out in full force to showcase, and in some cases premiere, their most extreme, rare brews.  There are confirmed kegs from (512), Circle, Dogfish Head, Hops & Grain, Jester King, South Austin Beer and Thirsty Planet with even more to come.  Each brewery is bringing a special showcase beer that is normally hard to come by including a Cask of Jester King/Mikkeller Beer Geek Rodeo, Ranger Creek’s Strawberry Milk Stout and Thirsty Planet’s Jittery Monk Smoked Coffee Dubbel!  Bring a blanket and/or chair and enjoy a great movie, brew and food under the stars.  Gates open at 6:00 PM and the movie will start at sundown.

Once Upon a Time In the West Dogfish Head Beer Feast 

Friday, April 15 (7:00 PM ) – Alamo Drafthouse South Lamar

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Join Sam Calagione, founder of Dogfish Head Craft Brewery, for an evening of off-centered ales and incredibly awesome food from Alamo Drafthouse Executive Chef John Bullington.  Attendees will be treated to a breathtaking 6 course Italian feast, paired with 8 beers from Dogfish Head Craft Brewery.  Sam Calagione will be bringing special, hard to come by Dogfish Head kegs with enough character and nuance to stand up to any wine.  See the link below to download the full menu for this event with beer pairings and prepare for some intense yearning.

Wainy Days Screening

Alamo Drafthouse Lamar
1120 South Lamar Boulevard, Austin, TX 78704

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Join us for a screening of the hilarious hit web series WAINY DAYS with series creator David Wain in attendance along with special guests Jo Lo Truglio and Ken Marino.  We will be exploring the best episodes of all 5 seasons and debuting some never before seen clips from the show while enjoying some Dogfish Head brews.

Best of the Shorts Contest Screening 7:00 PM

Saturday, April 16 (7:00 PM) – Alamo Drafthouse South Lamar
1120 South Lamar Boulevard, Austin, TX 78704

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Sam Calagione and crew will be at the Alamo Drafthouse on S. Lamar enjoying some pints and celebrating some Western off-centered films.  18 of the short films submitted will be screened including the first, second and third place films.  This year for the first time an Audience Award will be presented to the short film that receives the most online votes.  The top 10 shorts, as determined by our esteemed panel of judges, are now online for viewing and voting at http://vote.offcenteredfilmfest.com/.  Vote for your favorite film and then join us at the screening when the winners are announced!

About Off-Centered Film Fest

The OCFF (Off-centered Film Fest) features ‘off-centered films for off-centered people’! We heartily believe in the DIY-grassroots-david-beats-goliath approach. And now we want to give independent-minded, aspiring filmmakers the chance to let their own freak-flags fly by making their own films that celebrate the perseverance of the underdog!  We want to incorporate as many different, individual, vignettes of the ‘little engines that could’ into the world of Dogfish Head and we want to celebrate filmmakers whose visions jibe with our own. In addition to the copious booty we will lay on first-through-third place annual winners, we will show many of the competition submissions online and in our pubs and breweries as well.  Our goal is to build a short film competition that is as far from the mainstream as our 90 Minute I.P.A. is from mainstream beer. So what are you waiting for? Crack open a cold one, pour it into a nice snifter, and let it come up to cellar temperature while you storyboard. Sip. Brainstorm. Sip again. Write dialogue. Sip again. Cast. Sip. Make that film. Good luck. Cheers

About Dogfish Head Craft Brewery

When Sam Calagione opened Dogfish Head in 1995 it was the smallest commercial brewery in America making 10 gallons of beer at a time.  Today Dogfish Head is among the fastest growing breweries in the country.  Dogfish Head has focused on brewing stronger, more exotic beers since the day it opened as the motto “Off-centered ales for off-centered people” attests to.  Dogfish Head has grown into a 120 person company with a restaurant/brewery/distillery in Rehoboth Beach and a production brewery in Milton, Delaware, selling beer in 31 states and three countries.  Sam authored “Brewing up a Business” and “Extreme Brewing,” co-authored “He Said Beer, She Said Wine,” and is the host of the Discovery Channel series, Brew Masters.  He lives in Lewes, Delaware, with his wife Mariah and children, Sammy and Grier.

About Alamo Drafthouse

The Alamo Drafthouse is a lifestyle entertainment brand with an acclaimed cinema-eatery, the largest genre film festival in the United Sates and an online collectible art store. Named “the best theater in America” by Entertainment Weekly, the Alamo Drafthouse Cinema has built a reputation as a movie lover’s oasis not only by combining food and drink service with the movie-going experience, but also introducing unique programming and high profile, star studded special events. Alamo Drafthouse Founder & CEO, Tim League, created Fantastic Fest, a world renowned film festival dubbed “The Geek Telluride” by Variety. Fantastic Fest showcases eight days of offbeat cinema from independents, international filmmakers and major Hollywood Studios. The Alamo Drafthouse’s collectible art boutique, Mondo, offers breathtaking, original products featuring designs from world-famous artists based on licenses for popular TV and Movie properties including Star Wars, Star Trek & Universal Monsters. The Alamo Drafthouse Cinema is expanding its brand in new and exciting ways, including the launch of Drafthouse Films, a new film distribution label and plans to extend its theaters and unique programming philosophy to additional markets across the United States. More information about Alamo Drafthouse franchise opportunities are available on the official website

Contact Info

Company: Brewers Assocaition
Contact: Brandy Fons
E-mail: Brandy@fonspr.com