Pop A Bottle: What Beer To Drink This Week With 'Man Of Steel'

This past week was the release of one of the most anticipated summer blockbusters, Man of Steel, which was poised to leap over the box office in a single bound, and about a million other puns made possible by its complete cultural ubiquity.

But with all the excitement going on, many of us will face a serious challenge: What should we drink before, after — or if we're among the lucky (read: sneaky) few — during the film?

Sure, some may pair the beer with a bottle of Steel Reserve, content to bask in their own cleverness, or with a Budweiser for no other reason than that of the can's eerie resemblance to the last son of Krypton's tights.

While those brews are acceptable options, choosing them means missing a prime opportunity to find a perfect pairing for movie theater popcorn. Buttery, crunchy, and intensely salty popcorn is an irresistible treat that demands a beer to both quench your thirst and keep your palate refreshed.

In this case, try Victory Prima Pils, a brusque, hoppy pilsner that starts with a hint of sweetness, pairs nicely with butter, and ends with a snap of bitterness, placating salt's insatiable demand for cold liquid.

And, if you'd really like to treat yourself this week by seeking out gourmet popcorn, I'm a big fan of Populence in New York City — a trend that's sure to come to a theater near you soon.

— Christopher Toia, Lifestyle Mirror


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