A long time ago in a brewery far, far away...

 

 Welcome Star Wars fans of all races, genders and ages! Back Forty Beer Company in Historic Downtown Gadsden, Alabama presents FORCE FRIDAYS.

 

To celebrate the release of Episode 8: The Last Jedi, we are taking you on an epic space adventure by recognizing a different Star Wars film EVERY Friday. We will be playing Rogue One and The Force Awakens in the taproom on the dates listed below. Just don’t let your Banthas make a mess or you will owe us a lot of Credits, just saying.

 

Join the best smugglers in the galaxy for drinks at the Mos Eisley Cantina located in the back of the brewery. You will have the chance every Friday to enjoy these fun Star Wars themed activities:

  • A special release of a blue milk cocktail made with in-house distilled moonshine

  • Silent auctions with collectables provided by the Toy Exchange and Pat Pickle

  • Themed menu items served all day from our Test Kitchen

  • A photobooth to show off your best Jedi robes or regular garb

  • Coloring and activity pages for the younglings

  • And much, much more!

Attend at least 4 out of the 8 Force Fridays for a chance to win a gift card for two tickets to see Episode 8: The Last Jedi provided by Premiere Cinema 16 at the Gadsden Mall. So, don’t forget to grab a Force Fridays card at the brewery for us to sign every week you attend! All cards (with at least half of the boxes signed) must be turned in on December 8th and the winner will be randomly selected within 7 days.

 

Use #ForceFridaysBF to share your photos with us on social media. May the Force be with you! 

2017 Force Fridays Schedule

October 13: Drink On The Job

  • Listen to our Drink On The Job Podcast with Back Forty employees Kate Fickell, David Carn and Cassie Boatfield with special guests Rick Habyan from Toy Exchange and Fred Panning. We talk about all things Star Wars for the upcoming weeks!

  • Check out the Gadsden Times for a Force Fridays featured article written by Benjamin Nunnally by clicking here or picking up a local newspaper.

October 20: Episode 1: The Phantom Menace

  • Release your anger in an all-day lightsaber duel with the coolest pool noodles on this side of the Rishi Maze. Please do not enter in combat unless your opponent is ready. Limited pool noodles available.

  • "Fear is the path to the dark side. Fear leads to anger. Anger leads to hate. Hate leads to suffering." -Yoda

 

October 27: Episode 2: Attack of the Clones

  • Compete in our costume contest for a chance to win a Back Forty gift card; all costumes are welcome!

  • You don’t want to miss a photo opportunity with special guests from The 501st Legion costume group at the brewery from 5-9 p.m.

 

November 3: Episode 3: Revenge of the Sith

  • “The time has come. Execute Order 66,” said Darth Sidious. Good news, that means the 66th order of the day will get a Back Forty gift card!

  • Look for Back Forty employees with a lightsaber at First Friday in Downtown Gadsden.

 

November 10: Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

  • Enjoy a free showing of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story in the brewery starting at 6:30 p.m. There will be a 10 minute intermission. Some material may be inappropriate for children under 13.

  • Happy Veterans Day. Show support for your local V.F.W. 

 

November 17: Episode 4: A New Hope

  • Party with special guests from The 501st Legion costume group to celebrate the 40th anniversary of Episode 4: A New Hope from 5-9 p.m.

  • Enter your team at the brewery to destroy the Death Star in a cornhole tournament from 5-9 p.m. The winning team gets a Back Forty gift card!

 

November 24: Episode 5: The Empire Strikes Back

  • Come pig out with us for Thanksgiving and fill up with Star Wars themed food.

  • While you digest, play your favorite video/card/board game and possibly Star Wars Battlefront 2! We also have foosball, table tennis and darts.

 

December 1: Episode 6: Return of the Jedi

  • Can you go from padawan to master? Bring a team or come alone and test your Star Wars knowledge with trivia night from 7-9 p.m. hosted by Kate Fickell. The winning team will get a Back Forty gift card!

  • "Many Bothans died to bring us this information." -Mon Mothma

 

December 8: Episode 7: The Force Awakens

  • Enjoy a free showing of Episode 7: The Force Awakens in the brewery starting at 6:30 p.m. There will be a 10 minute intermission. Some material may be inappropriate for children under 13.

  • Turn in your signed Force Fridays card with your name on the back for a chance to win two tickets to see The Last Jedi.

 

December 15: Episode 8: The Last Jedi

  • Watch the release of Episode 8: The Last Jedi at Premiere Cinema 16 at the Gadsden Mall.

  • Celebrate the last Force Fridays with us!

"The Force will be with you. Always." -Obi Wan Kenobi