It’s been an upsetting time to see the Friday the 13th franchise torn apart by endless lawsuits. But thankfully major fans of the series have been doing a great job at keeping the fandom alive. One particular fan has even made his own unofficially licensed Friday the 13th beer – brewed with water from the real life Camp Crystal Lake.
Roger Krzeminsky is a brewer that was recently lucky enough to have visited Camp No-Be-Bo-Sco. The camp served as the filming location for the original Friday the 13th directed by Sean Cunningham in 1980. You can read below to see how Krzeminsky went about brewing his very own Friday the 13th beer.
“I asked at camp if I could take a few gallons of Crystal Lake water to make beer since I’m an avid homebrewer. I figured how cool would it be to make beer……from actual Crystal Lake water!?”
Of course, because he can’t sell the beer, he explained only friends and family will be able to receive any. Nevertheless, it’s a cool treat to know someone was able to have the opportunity to brew beer from the actual water of “Crystal Lake”.
“These are purely for personal consumption and gifts for friends/family. I’m not selling these or anything of that sort. If I am fortunate enough to be invited back to camp by the generous folks at Crystal Lake Tours (CLT), I would be thrilled to get the opportunity to make more. At the end of the day, this project of mine would have never left the ground if it weren’t for the generosity and goodwill of the people at CLT.
If anything were to come of this, I’d truly love for the outcome to be more people directed to the website and buy souvenirs, tour tickets or merchandise to support the camp and to keep ‘Camp Crystal Lake’ thriving so future fans and scouts can still see this place and enjoy the experiences as much as I really have.”
Hopefully these types of experiences will allow the Friday the 13th brand to stay alive and relevant. After all, it’ll likely be awhile until whatever film will inevitably be made once the rights are settled.