I came across Beer Wars on the intertubes a while back, but immediately forgot about it because I just assumed I would be reminded when it came out in theaters. Turns out I was foolishly mistaken, Beer Wars was shown across the USA for one day only, which happened to be last Thursday. How then, do I watch this movie in Canada? I wouldn’t dare download it illegally (yes, I would), so I’ll have to wait until it is available on some form of recordable media.
Anyway, from what I gather, Beer Wars is about the craft brewing industry’s uphill battle against the international beer conglomerates that rule the North American beerscape (new word I just made up, no big deal). I’m pretty sure I wouldn’t learn much from this movie, having already given my support to the little guys and their delicious beer, but I still want to watch this movie anyway. I think this movie would be good for the macro swilling uninitiated, who could learn a thing or two about the brewing industry. One key point I hope comes through is that there are many tastier beers out there than the standard lager offerings from brands like Budweiser, Miller, Coors, and Molson.
Check out the trailer: