Beer Wars 2009 PG CC

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(11) IMDb 6.9/10
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An irreverent and eye-opening journey through the underbelly of the American beer industry pitting the country's smallest brewers against the largest in a classic David and Goliath battle.

Starring:
Sam Calagione, Rhonda Kallman
Runtime:
1 hour 30 minutes

Available in HD on supported devices.

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Product Details

Genres Documentary
Director Anat Baron
Starring Sam Calagione, Rhonda Kallman
Supporting actors Roberta Baskin, Jeff Becker, Simon Bergson, John Boehner, John Bryant, Betty Buck, August Busch III, August Busch IV, August Busch Jr., Sam Calagione, Peter A. DeFazio, George Hacker, Steve Hoch, Kim Jordan, Rhonda Kallman, Greg Koch, Jim Koch, Bob Lachky
Studio Gravitas Ventures LLC
MPAA rating PG (Parental Guidance Suggested)
Captions and subtitles English Details
Rental rights 24 hour viewing period. Details
Purchase rights Stream instantly and download to 2 locations Details
Format Amazon Instant Video (streaming online video and digital download)

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Minnesotan Hockey Man on June 21, 2013
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Very informative and highly interesting. Makes me only want to support micro brewers from now on. Look what they did to Rolling Rock's people. Terrible!!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By BW on April 4, 2013
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If you can get over the voice of the narrator, this is an interesting look at some if the history and current dynamics of the beer industry. Not sure if anyone who doesn't really like beer would enjoy this movie, but I did.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By CGScammell TOP 1000 REVIEWER on October 13, 2011
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There is a lot that I already knew about the major breweries holding a monopoly of the beer that's sold across the country. Just talk to any experienced bartender, bar owner or liquor store manager and they will tell you pretty much the same thing this documentary did: Anheuser-Busch and Miller control who sells what beers and where they are displayed in stores. A-B and Miller control 70% of the beer market and the smaller and better craft brewers are struggling.

So to gain the other 30 percent of the market, marketers for A-B try to buy up the smaller brewers, such as Rolling Rock. As one brewer said, they buy up the smaller companies not so much for the beer, but for the brand recognition.

A few brands featured are Dogfish Beer and Yuengling, all eastern beers, but the story is pretty much the same across the country. When Congress allowed craft beers to be sold in the late 1980s, that is when A-B, Miller and Coors started paying attention to the growing microbrewers that were springing up across the country. The Big Three were all about cheap beer with cheap adjuncts (a fine word for fillers such as rice and corn) whereas the finer craftbeers are more about real beer made the old-fashioned way with pure ingredients. This documentary featured one segment where several beer drinkers would mention their favorite beers but then couldn't tell one brand apart from the other during a taste test. People drink the national brands not for taste but out of habit.

Although I could say that this documentary could go into more detail about the wars between the Big Two and the smaller brewers and less about the woman beer entrepeneur, the point is made.
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By Steve Davis on April 8, 2014
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Great Documentary that really makes you think of whether we should be drinking Coors, Miller, or Budweiser. I watched this over a year ago and haven't had anything except craft beer since.
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By paul on January 14, 2014
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The Public should know this information and make a wise dicision on which beer they buy. Some consumers are completely brain washed.
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I would love to see an updated version of this story, since at least in my home state there has been an explosion of microbrews in the last 2 - 3 years.
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