Beer – Beer – and More Beer !


FILM: Beer Wars

An irreverent and comical journey through the underbelly of the American beer industry.


REVIEWER: becky beamer

How could Doc&aDrink resist reviewing a Documentary about Beer?

You’re right – we can’t.   Hence –  this week’s review Beer Wars.

Go America – America loves beer.

The first thing you will notice is the narrator for the film and character in the film – Anat Baron.   I really don’t care about her biography or care to see her on camera.  It was obvious that she wants to be a female Michael Moore.  Her content just can’t hold up to Bowling for Columbine in revealing “hidden truths”.

And once I got over the annoying narrator  – I really enjoyed this doc.  The film included interesting use of archival interviews, commercials and beer footage.  I was educated to the reality of craft beer success verse the top 3 conglomerates.  The film also included some creative animations.  The most lovable character in the doc is the owner of the Dog Fish Brewery – Sam.  He comes across as a true beer lover and upstanding businessman.

I walked away wanting to make sure that I’m NOT drinking anything made by Anheiser Busch, Miller or Coors.  Believe me – that’s hard – as they swallowed all kinds of brands including Bodingtons and Leffe.  I could always buy Dog Fish Brews (until they too get eaten by the big dogs).

4 out of 5 Cheers.



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