Followers of our site and Austinites alike, should be familiar with the Off-Centered Film Festival. An annual celebration of film, beer and shenaniganry brought to this city by the fine folks at the Alamo Drafthouse and Dogfish head brewing. Last year’s fest had “Yacht Rockin” as a theme. This entailed a Master Pancake outdoor screening of Titanic, a beer fueled boat trip and screening of Cabin Boy with special guests and a magnificent beerfeast to celebrate the majesty of The Life Aquatic. This year’s theme will be “Medieval Times” and involve beer related events revolving around the films Braveheart, Time Bandits and Monty Python and the Holy Grail.

For a change, this will be the first year the OCFF goes beyond Austin, taking portions of the events on a multi-city tour, via Alamo Drafthouse Locations in Dallas and Houston. As you may suspect, it’s not just film at these events. Sam Calagione, Dogfish Head Craft Brewery founder and president, will also be in person throughout the fest and bringing with him a number of rare and vintage Dogfish brews. He’ll also be doing a signing of his new book while in Dallas.

Check out this video for a little rundown of this years fest.


Friday, May 13
Title: Master Pancake Mocks: BRAVEHEART
Location: Alamo Drafthouse Mason Park
Time: 7:00 PM and 10:00 PM

Saturday, May 14
Title: Ye Olde VIP Boat Party
Location: Capital Cruises, 208 Barton Springs Rd. Austin, TX 78704
Time: 12:00 PM

Title: TIME BANDITS Beer Feast
Location: Alamo Drafthouse South Lamar
Time: 7:00 PM

Sunday, May 15
Title: Book Signing Happy Hour with Sam Calagione
Location: Alamo Drafthouse Dallas
Time: 5:00 PM

Location: Alamo Drafthouse Dallas
Time: 7:00 PM

Read on below for the full press release and go to for more details and ticket purchases. Trust me when I say if you are a film and/or beer lover, you want to get in on this Texas. Ain’t no party like a Alamo Drafthouse/Dogfish Head party, cuz a Alamo Drafthouse/Dogfish Head party don’t stop (until May 15th).

OCFF 2016 Press Release


Austin, TX – April 14, 2016 – Alamo Drafthouse Cinema and Dogfish Head Craft Brewery are proud to announce the return of the “Off-Centered Film Fest.” Now in its ninth year, OCFF is an epic three-day celebration of craft beer, delicious food and off-centered films for off-centered people. This year, the theme is “Medieval Times,” a sword-swinging, mace-wielding tribute to the Middle Ages on the silver screen. And, sound the trumpets and ring the bells, because this year OCFF is spreading the ye olde fune across the land of Texas with its first-ever multi-city tour! Now off-centered beer fans in Houston and Dallas can get it on the delicious action at their local Alamo Drafthouse locations.

Highlights this year include Austin movie mockers Master Pancake raising their kilts on BRAVEHEART, the Terry Gilliam mind-melter TIME BANDITS served up with a suitably mouth-melting feast, and the greatest – or at least the funniest – quest film the world has ever known, MONTY PYTHON AND THE HOLY GRAIL presented as a glorious coconut-clopping, fully interactive Quote-Along.

Rare and vintage Dogfish Head beers will be available for purchase at all OCFF screenings. Plus, Sam Calagione, Dogfish Head Craft Brewery founder and president, will also be in person throughout the fest, hosting and toasting a goblet to the realm and to his favorite subject, collaboration. Calagione even wrote a book about it and will be hosting a book signing happy hour at this year’s festival stop in Dallas.

“Off-Centered is always such a blast,” says Sam. “I look forward to traveling to Austin, but I’m over the moon that we’ll get to hit Dallas and Houston this year, too. Being able to share a pint with folks all over Texas, talk a bit about my new book and maybe share some stories about successful collaborations like OCFF, now that’s what I call party.”

OCFF kicks off Friday, May 13 in Katy at Mason Park with Master Pancake presenting their legendary mock of Mel Gibson’s epic BRAVEHEART. The festival travels to Austin on Saturday, May 14, for a Ye Olde VIP Boat Party on Lady Bird Lake in the afternoon, and that evening a feast presentation of TIME BANDITS featuring five delectably time-hopping courses designed by Alamo Chef Trish Eichelberger. Then on Sunday, May 15, Sam and the gang will be in Dallas for a happy hour where he’ll sign copies of his new book, “Off-centered Leadership,” before closing out the festival that night with an epic MONTY PYTHON AND THE HOLY GRAIL Quote-Along.

“Off-Centered Festival has become one of my all-time favorite annual events,” says Alamo Drafthouse CEO and Founder Tim League. “We’re long overdue bringing a taste of the fest to other Alamos and other cities. I’m excited for Dallas and Houston to join in on the fun – and all the delicious, delicious beer.”

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About OCFF
Now in its ninth year, the OCFF (Off-centered Film Fest) is a joint-effort from the minds behind the Alamo Drafthouse Cinema and Dogfish Head Craft Brewed Ales. Featuring celebrity guests from the film and beer worlds, gourmet food, extreme beers, great prizes and independent/classic films. This mainstay of the Austin event landscape has made a name for itself showcasing off-centered films for off-centered people.

About Dogfish Head Craft Brewery
Dogfish Head is the first American craft brewery to focus on culinary-inspired beer recipes outside traditional beer styles and it has done so since the day it opened with the motto “off-centered ales for off-centered people.” Since 1995, Dogfish has redefined craft beer and the way people think about beer by brewing with unique ingredients. Today, Dogfish is among the fastest-growing breweries in the country and has won numerous awards throughout the years including Wine Enthusiast’s 2015 Brewery of the Year. Dogfish Head has grown into a 200+ person company with a restaurant/brewery/distillery in Rehoboth Beach, a beer-themed inn on the harbor in Lewes and a production brewery/distillery in Milton, Delaware. Dogfish Head currently sells beer in 31 states.

About The Alamo Drafthouse
Tim and Karrie League founded Alamo Drafthouse Cinema in 1997 as a single-screen mom and pop repertory theater in Austin. 19 years later, the now 23-location chain has been named “the best theater in America” by Entertainment Weekly and “the best theater in the world” by 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 genre cinema from independents, international filmmakers and major Hollywood studios. The Alamo Drafthouse’s collectible art gallery, 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 Drafthouse Films which has garnered two Academy Award nominations in its short four-year existence and Birth.Movies.Death., an entertainment news blog curated by veteran journalist Devin Faraci.

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Originally harkening from the British Isles, Jon was exiled to Texas back in 2007 to help conceal his identity as a love child of the Queen. Jon has both embraced and been embraced by the wonderful city of Austin, a place which has only further enhanced his interest in film. A regular at SXSW and Fantastic Fest, Jon is also a member of the Austin Film Critics Association and Online Film Critics Society. By day he is a researcher at UT Austin but he also has an involvement with (and deep appreciation for) the local brewing industry. In short, his passions are cinema, science, craft beer and writing about himself in the third person. Twitter: @Texas_Jon