Category: Press

Aspen Brewing Co. at center of Scott Eastwood’s new American-made beer brand

Aspen Brewing Co. at center of Scott Eastwood’s new American-made beer brand

Part-time Aspenite Dane Chapin, actor Scott Eastwood partnered to create the “Made Here Beer” brand
Before Don Bryant met Dane Chapin face to face, the two brought their business entities and unique skills together to craft a new Aspen-brewed beer brand that celebrates the American worker.

“We sat right at that table and that was the first time we ever met, and the first time we ever tasted the beer together, and we were shipping it the next week,” Bryant said, pointing to one of the Aspen Tap patio tables at their Saturday launch party. “It’s been a crazy turn of events. You don’t often get partnerships and friendships with movie stars to align. And it’s not about money or other stuff. We are doing this because we love it.”

Bryant is the CEO of Legacy Breweries — operating under the offshoot High Country Brewing LLC name — which in fall 2019 bought Aspen Brewing Co. that runs Aspen Tap in downtown Aspen. He recently partnered with Chapin — as well as his wife, Katherine — a California-based entrepreneur who calls Aspen his second home, as well as actor Scott Eastwood, son of famed actor and director Clint Eastwood, to bring the “Made Here Beer” brand to life.

Among their other endeavors, the Chapins are responsible for many versions of the board game Monopoly, including the Aspen edition.

“I’ve started a lot of different businesses. I had this crazy idea five years ago to create a company that celebrates America at its best. One thing led to another and we came up with the idea of ‘Made Here,’” Dane Chapin said. “More than 90% of all beer consumed in the U.S. has some foreign component to it, whether it’s foreign-owned or has foreign ingredients. So we wanted something that really pays respect to the American worker, all they do and all the hard work. There is nothing more celebratory than beer.”

Eastwood, a fellow Californian who became friends with Chapin through a few real estate deals many years ago, is the other half of the “Made Here” company that focuses on creating 100% made and manufactured American products. The creation of a beer brand under that label is their most recent step, and Aspen is center stage.

Because Chapin has no background in brewing beer, he partnered with Bryant back in November to make it happen. The “Made Here Beer” is mostly made in the Aspen Brewing Co. brewery located at the Aspen Business Center, with a second brewery located in Denver to serve the Front Range.

“We got a pretty amazing product that we are all really proud of,” Eastwood said in a phone interview with The Aspen Times on Saturday. “Dane and I go way back. … He was going to celebrate America by building a company around American manufacturing and keeping it all here. I really loved the idea and the concept. So we went off to the races. Beer was sort of a next step, because what is more American than beer, and we both like beer.”

Read the rest of the article at the Aspen Times website!

Charlie Day, Jenny Slate to Star in Amazon Rom-Com ‘I Want You Back’

Charlie Day, Jenny Slate to Star in Amazon Rom-Com ‘I Want You Back’

From The Hollywood Reporter:

Gina Rodriguez, Scott Eastwood, and Manny Jacinto will also star in the feature form ‘Love, Simon’ writers Isaac Aptaker and Elizabeth Berger.
Charlie Day and Jenny Slate are set to lead an Amazon rom-com from the writers behind Love, Simon and This Is Us.

Gina Rodriguez, Scott Eastwood, Manny Jacinto and Clark Backo will also star in the project that will be directed by Jason Orley (Big Time Adolescence) from a script by Isaac Aptaker and Elizabeth Berger.

The story follows Emma (Slate) and Peter (Day), who thought they were on the precipice of life’s biggest moments — marriage, kids and houses in the suburbs — until their respective partners dumped them. In their 30s and terrified they have missed their shot at happily ever after, Emma and Peter are horrified to learn that their partners have already moved on. With no prospects on the horizon and the threat of dying alone hanging over their heads, they hatch a desperate plan to put an end to their exes’ new relationships and win them back.

Jami Gertz, Jordan Carlos, Midori Francis, Mason Gooding, Isabel May and Luke David Blumm round out the movie, which is due to begin shooting early next month in Atlanta.

Scott Eastwood – Eventually, The Dust Shall Settle

Scott Eastwood – Eventually, The Dust Shall Settle

Fate hangs like an invisible tapestry, woven together by the cosmic forces that may be. Whether or not this divine textile cloaks human will, of course, is an eternal question, and one which we’ll perhaps only have clarity on as the curtain makes its final call. The dream of seeing yourself on the silver screen, of your likeness writ large on celluloid, remains a dream as prevalent in the City of Angels as its taco trucks or tummy tucks. For a young Scott Eastwood, the vision of cinematic stardom perhaps seemed not a dream, but a destiny—no matter how far he distanced himself from that tapestry that draped presumably every early doorway.

The actor, whom we photographed near his home outside of Austin, TX, for his cover story, has a resumé that boasts a nearly two decade-long career, which has seen him in roles from Nicholas Sparks adaptations to blockbuster war flicks. When deliberating on roles to take, Eastwood remarks that he tends towards “ones you read on the page and say, ‘That’s interesting. That’s left of center. That’s an oddball thing to do.’” Since his feature film debut in 2006’s Flags of Our Fathers, Eastwood has joined Brad Pitt’s tank crew in the World War II drama, Fury, played whistleblower Edward Snowden’s boss at an NSA facility in Hawaii in Snowden, and piloted the 268 foot tall Gipsy Avenger in Pacific Rim: Uprising. It’s this attraction to extreme context and critically integral characters that Eastwood has built his career on, and his forthcoming role in Guy Ritchie’s Wrath of Man is no different.

Eastwood shakes his head at the recent experience working with the legendary outsider director. “There’s the old saying—‘never meet your heroes’—right? This totally proved that wrong. Guy Ritchie was my hero, I loved his movies, and I loved working for him. He’s an absolute gentleman, a badass, he’s funny. He thinks on his toes. It was a dream come true.” This dream come true also features additional characters, as this picture based on the 2004 French thriller, Cash Truck, reunites Scott Eastwood with Jason Statham, whom he worked with on the 2017 installment of the prodigious Fast & Furious franchise, The Fate of the Furious. Statham also sees himself back in Ritchie’s orbit 15 years after 2005’s Revolver. It all feels like a dream, but it’s arguably a recurring one.

Shrouded in mystery, the ideas, plot, and tone of Wrath of Man remain under wraps for the time being. With not even a trailer to offer a morsel of what Ritchie has been cooking, we’re left to wonder what he’s done with Cash Truck. The source material follows Alexandre Demarre, who works as a security guard for the Vigilante armored truck company. As he peddles money around, he forms a bond with his degenerate co-workers, only to reveal the real reason he works for Vigilante. Similar to the Demarre character, Eastwood remains reluctant to share much about this particular second identity. When I ask about why I keep seeing all this hubbub online about his character, he coolly replies with, “I can’t really give that away, my friend. But, I’ll say that it’s a fun ride.”

This is a bummer, as one would hope to extract a bit more info than the murkiness that can be found online, but my interviewee is content to keep it a secret. What Eastwood won’t keep secret is what sets him apart as an individual. Of course, the assumption here is the potential advantages presented by the legacy forged by his father, actor and director Clint Eastwood. But this isn’t about hereditary inductions, connections, or abnormal workarounds, and Eastwood will have you know that.

Head over to the Flaunt Magazine website to read the rest of the article!

Gallery Link:
Photoshoots > Outtakes > Session 035

His Own Man – Scott Eastwood

His Own Man – Scott Eastwood

Following in the footsteps of a famous father, especially one with as legendary of a Hollywood career as Clint Eastwood, can be daunting. And for Scott Eastwood, who is a spitting image of his father; with the same striking good looks and gunslinger eyes, that journey can be wrought with constant comparisons. However, make no mistake, Scott Eastwood is forging his own path in Hollywood. Talented, grounded and ready to tackle anything that comes his way, Scott has become a full-fledged movie star, with the intense presence and versatility of a solid performer. With several successful films already under his belt, Scott credits his father’s old school style of parenting – if you want something, go and get it yourself, no handouts – to his work ethic and his philosophy on fame and riches: they are a privilege, and not what defines him. It’s with that same spirit that Scott, who holds a deep belief in American greatness and exceptionalism, co-founded Made Here, a clothing line that is manufactured in America and supports and celebrates American workers.

Scott recently sat down with ROUTE to share on his unique upbringing, his new movie The Outpost, and so much more.

What was your childhood like?
I was born in California, [but] lived for about seven or eight years in Hawaii, which was pretty cool. I grew up fishing, doing a lot of diving, a lot of surfing, a lot of ocean activities. I had a pretty simple childhood to be honest. I lived with my mom for the first half and we lived between California and Hawaii. When I was young, we spent a lot of time in rural California, like up at my dad’s ranch in Northern California, riding horses and fishing. Same in Hawaii. We had a bunch of acres. We lived on the Big Island of Hawaii, on thirty acres of ranchland [behind] Parker Ranch, which is one of the biggest ranches in Hawaii. Actually, I think one of the biggest ranches in the United States. It was known for Black Angus cattle.

In Hawaii?
Oh yeah, in Hawaii. Most people don’t know that. The Big Island of Hawaii is mostly ranchland. Obviously, there are beaches and stuff, but the majority of the island is very rural. It’s rolling grass hills and ranchland, and for a long time it was one of the biggest cattle ranches in the United States. Then I think it became too expensive to transport meat out of there. But, yeah, we backed up to Parker Ranch. We had cattle on our property all the time. But at the same time, you [could] drive thirty minutes, twenty minutes, down to the beach and be on the coast and be in what we all know as Hawaii. It’s like going back in Hawaii like a hundred years. You’d be four-wheeling down to remote beaches with nobody on them, having bonfires at night, cooking, camping on the beach in the back of a pick-up truck. Really, it’s still kind of the stuff I’m into. That’s where I’m most happy, I think, in the outdoors.

That was kind of how my childhood was, between there and California, and then I lived with my dad through high school. I moved back with my dad in California … I got into a little bit of trouble; every kid does. I sort of straightened out and then decided that I would go to college, but I’d also chase film and try to make a career and try to charge a career in making film.

As a child, did you find that having a famous father led you to be treated differently by your friends and teachers?
I never lived around a lot of famous people growing up because I went to school in Hawaii. Going to middle school in Hawaii was tough in its own regard because I was what’s called a haole, so I was the minority. There wasn’t really any noticing of being a famous person’s son. I was [just] trying to get through being a white boy in Hawaii.

I lived more of a normal childhood because my dad was pretty old school when I lived with him. There were no real handouts. It wasn’t like that. It was like, ‘Get a job. You want something, go out and get a job and make a career for yourself.’

Head over to the Route Magazine website ( <-- hover ) to read the rest of the interview!