Beer and film pairing: Harry and the Hendersons and Great Divide's Espresso Oak Aged Yeti

During the late '80s and early '90s, some of the most original children's/family films where made. Whether they were life-altering or just plain garbage, I leave up to you. Many ended up having a special place in our hearts, to the extent that people have gone out (sometimes to great lengths) to find these on DVD, downloaded them from some movie nostalgia site or have acquired the original VHS — or even Beta Max — in all its glory.

One of these films, Harry and the Hendersons, was directed by William Dear. Not only has he directed masterpieces such as Harry and the Hendersons, but he also help create classics such as, Angels in the Outfield and If Looks Could Kill with acting legend Richard Grieco. Today's pairing is Harry and the Hendersons and the Espresso Oak Aged Yeti by Great Divide Brewing Co. out of Denver, Colorado.

Harry and the Henderson is a heartwarming film about a typical family who, while on a family hunting trip and (as a normal family does) ends up hitting something with their station wagon. Of course, it ends up being none other the legendary Bigfoot, the Yeti himself. The father, played by John Lithgow, after seeing what he has hit, decides to tie it to his car and take it home with them. It being such a once-in-a-lifetime discovery, be believes there is a fortune to be made off the carcass alone. Once home, the beast awakens and hilarious catastrophe ensues. From their house being destroyed, the car bumper being thrown in the neighbor's pool and, of course, being eaten out of house and home.