This Groundhog Day, Punxsutawney Phil will get a fittingly redundant tribute, courtesy of Bryn Mawr Film Institute.
And, as a bonus, there will be beer.
On Thursday, Feb. 2, Groundhog Day, at 7 p.m., BMFI will screen the 1993 Bill Murray classic Groundhog Day while offering guests pours of Straub’s Groundhog Altbier.
Tickets, available now, are $15 general admission, and $12 for BMFI members. Each ticket includes one pour of the Groundhog beer for guests aged 21 and older.
Groundhog Day follows snarky Pittsburgh TV weatherman Phil Connors (Murray) as he covers Punxsutawney Phil’s annual weather prediction in Punxsutawney, Pa. Connors comes to find himself in a time loop that has him continuously reliving that same Groundhog Day, and ultimately breaks the cycle after falling in love with producer Rita Hanson (Andie MacDowell).
Provided for the event by Bryn Mawr’s The Grog Grill, Straub’s Groundhog Altbier is a tradition German-style winter ale that weighs in at 5.4 percent ABV. This year’s version has a rating of 3.36 out of a possible five on beer rating service Untappd.
So whether Punxsutawney Phil gives us six more weeks of winter or not, at least we’ll be able to welcome it with classic comedy and good beer.