Oh Blumhouse, you never cease to excite us! This summer, the 4th installment of the Purge franchise hits theaters. The Purge movies are one of the few exceptions to the sequel rules. They seem to get better and better with each film. In the latest installment, The First Purge, we are finally introduced to how it all started!
In The First Purge, “To push the crime rate below one percent for the rest of the year, the New Founding Fathers of America (NFFA) test a sociological theory that vents aggression for one night in one isolated community. But when the violence of oppressors meets the rage of the marginalized, the contagion will explode from the trial-city borders and spread across the nation.”
The inspiration on our Beer Butt Chicken came from a couple different places. First, since the movie releases on the 4th of July, we wanted something you could grill. For visual appeal we chose to use a whole chicken. Mainly because they are easy to stab with skewers.
Not only do we have a delicious new recipe, we are giving away 5 pairs of VIP advanced screening passes for a sneak preview of The First Purge. The screening will be on Monday, July 2nd at 7 pm at Harkins Tempe Marketplace. Winners should arrive at 6:15 in order to guarantee their seating. Winners will be selected on Saturday June 30th. Good luck!
Inspired by Blumhouse's The First Purge, The Geeks have created their take on beer can chicken, Beer Butt Chicken. Perfect for summer grilling!
- 1 whole Chicken, uncooked
- 1 can American Style Lager (we used Budweiser)
- 2-3 tbsp Extra Virgin Olive Oil
- Morton Nature's Seasons Seasoning Blend (to taste)
- Salt and Pepper (to taste)
- Beer Can Chicken Apparatus
- Skewers (for decorating purposes)
- Clean chicken and pat dry.
- Place open beer can in Beer Can Chicken Apparatus
- Place chicken onto the apparatus.
- Rub with oil and season to taste.
- Put the whole thing on the grill.
- Grill over indirect medium heat with the grill lid closed.
- Cook for approximately an hour and 15 minutes.
- Meat should cook to 165 degrees at the breast and 185 at the thigh.
- If hosting a party stick skewers into the chicken and display.
*The Geeks received no compensation to facilitate this write-up; opinions are wholly our own. Screening tickets provided by Fingerpaint Marketing. View our Disclosure Policy for more info.