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August 2006



Description: Journalists enjoy bar crawling with the Broken Lizard guys.

August 10, 2006

Last weekend (August 5th), blackfilm.com, along with some other journalists, participated in a bar crawling mission in New York City with the cast of "Beerfest", basically the Broken Lizard gang (Director Jay Chandrasekhar, Steve Lemme, Kevin Heffernan, Erik Stolhanske, and Paul Soter). We started out at Mo's Caribbean on 76th St on 2nd Ave and drank whatever was on tap with the regular Nachos you get at most bars. Some of the guys played beer pong while others just chatted us up with some of their stories while making the film. After an hour or so, we mounted on a Broken Lizard beerbus and headed over to the west side to the Speakeasy Room at The Gin Mill (442 Amsterdam Avenue, btw 80th & 81st St.), where there were more beer and food (burgers, chicken fingers, and wings). After another hour or so, we walked across the street to The Oak Cellar at Jake’s Dilemma, where after another hour, we finally sat down (for those who could sit) and conducted interviews, which will be posted shortly.

When American brothers Todd and Jan Wolfhouse (Eric Stolhanske and Paul Soter) travel to Germany to spread their grandfather’s ashes at Oktoberfest, they stumble upon a super-secret, centuries old, underground beer games competition—Beerfest—the secret Olympics of beer drinking. The brothers receive a less than warm welcome from their German cousins, the Von Wolfhausens, who humiliate Todd and Jan, slander their relatives, and finally cast them out of the event. Vowing to return in a year to defend their country and their family’s honor, the Wolfhouse boys assemble a ragtag dream team of beer drinkers and gamers: Barry Badrinath (Jay Chandrasekhar), the consummate skills player with a dark past; Phil Krundle (Kevin Hefferman) AKA “Landfill,” the one-man chugging machine; and Steve “Fink” Finklestein (Steve Lemme), the lab tech with a Masters degree in All Things Beer. This Magnificent Five train relentlessly, using their hearts, minds and livers to drink faster, smarter and harder than they ever have before. But first they must battle their own demons... as well as a bunch of big, blond, German jerks who want to destroy the team before they can even make it back to Munich.

Revenge, like beer, is best served cold.

Enjoy the photos taken on that beerguzzling day!


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