From household names like Vinnie Cilurzo and Greg Koch, to emerging stars like Monkish Brewing’s Henry Nguyen, this doc features 80 of California’s movers and shakers speaking their mind on some hot-button issues.
At least a dozen beer documentaries have premiered around the country since early 2014. For many filmmakers, the decision to turn the lens on brewing comes from personal experiences and observations of beer culture.
Watching his old brewhouse in Washington fall into disrepair made Bret Dodd wonder: What happens to the other failed breweries scattered around the country? So Dodd hit the road with his camera, investigating seven still-standing pre-Prohibition breweries.
This film takes the viewer into the cold storage and barrel rooms of a slew of breweries, large and small, across the country, from financial struggles at Denver’s Black Shirt Brewing to the overnight success of Indeed Brewing in Minneapolis.
With style lines blurred and Old World notions increasingly irrelevant, it appears the new era of craft beer will be defined by drinking whatever the consumer pleases at any given moment. And this is all positive in the sense that it means craft brewers and their advocates have won the larger battle.
Filmmaker Kevin Romeo is taking a deeper look at the beer culture in his home state, with his project, The Michigan Beer Film, slated to premiere in September, and produced by Romeo’s company, Rhino Media.
Crowdfunding enables completion of documentary; Alchemy & Science announces first craft beer venture in Los Angeles; NY breweries receive marketing boost ; St. Louis Brewery to sell 60 percent stake; and study reveals beers labeled ‘gluten-free’ may be full of it.
Beer Wars reaches the Big Screen; South Carolina microbrewers fight for their right to sell; Penn Brewery staying home; Possible Texas plan to allow buying beer direct from brewers; A tale of two Budweisers; and homebrewing legalized in Utah.