After seven fabulous years with you all, we are sorry to let you know that we're going to be retiring the Flixster Community site on September 30, 2014. Please note that you can still access your ratings, reviews, and quizzes on Flixster and Rotten Tomatoes using your same login. We have had so much fun building this community with you.
Beer lovers eager to learn the facts about their favorite brew are invited to follow filmmaker Anat Baron as she takes an insider's look at America's highly competitive hops industry. The story gets under way as innovative, independent brewers begin challenging the corporate monoliths for a greater share of the thriving American beer market. Brewers Sam and Rhonda, in particular, are on the front lines in the battle against established industry giants that seem determined to put smaller breweries out of business. Is it possible for independent brewers like Sam and Rhonda to maintain their integrity while resisting the temptation to sell out? ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi
Filled with likable folks and unlikable villains this is a good watch. It's a fast paced documentary about the beer industry and the fight of the smaller brews to just make a living doing what they love. Well made and informative. This made me dislike the crappy watered down beers even more and I hope that someday we will be able to have a much larger and varied selection of beer out there for all.
This doc surprised me. It was fairly well put together and picked a few good subjects to follow with the Dogfish guy, the Sam Adams/Moonshot lady and others. The filmmaker has a bit too much Michael Moore-itis with being in front of the camera too much and interjecting, but she actually was part of the industry, so in a way, it is excused a bit.
Much of it was fairly common knowledge and it does really take the underdog position, which is justified. But it presents it all pretty well. It is well edited to keep it all interesting and I did learn a few things like all the different packages meaning that much more shelf space and how Bud surreptitiously did that Green Valley brewery thing. It's a fun watch for anyone that likes beer.