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Beer Wars (2009)

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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?

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Critic Reviews for Beer Wars

All Critics (6) | Top Critics (1)

For those who are keeping the American dream alive, this spirited documentary raises a toast.

September 25, 2009 | Rating: 3.5/4
St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Top Critic

A flat, stale brew.

October 14, 2009 | Rating: 1.5/5
Film Threat

Even if "Beer Wars" works best as a brief introduction to craft beers, and inspires audiences to explore craft breweries in their area and beyond, then the film works.

September 28, 2009 | Rating: B- | Full Review…
ColeSmithey.com

A smart look at craft breweries trying to stay afloat against the stout-iest suds corps in the world. A film that just might be good for whatever 'ales' you.

September 28, 2009 | Rating: 8/10 | Full Review…
Indie Movies Online

Beer Wars is Michael Moore lite - less filling and not as tasty as Moore's best documentaries.

September 22, 2009 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…
What Would Toto Watch?

This soapbox doc ain't a promo for the suds you swig while watching ESPN! Filmmaker Anat Baron's Beer Wars asserts that best-selling brews like Budweiser, Miller's and Coors are more like colored water.

June 27, 2009 | Rating: 3.5/5 | Full Review…
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Audience Reviews for Beer Wars

½

Too cheeky for its own good, this is still a fascinating look at the off-balanced beer industry by a former president of Mike's Hard Lemonade.

Matthew Slaven
Matthew Slaven

Super Reviewer

½

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.

Jason Spencer
Jason Spencer

Super Reviewer

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