Beer Wars (2009) – Review

3 Stars

Anat Baron (General Manager at Mike’s Hard Lemonade and a Hollywood Producer) explores how the big three beer makers, Anheuser-Busch, Miller and Coors have dominated the marketplace and hurt the small micro-breweries. The documentary follows several small beer companies and effectively shows how hard it is not only to break into this business, but how hard it is to stay in it. The last half of the film is mainly about how these large companies buy out the competition and how the laws after prohibition have actually created monopolies, rather than keep them in check. If you’re interested in micro-brews, beer in general or stories about the little guy taking on big business then this movie is definitely worth checking out.

Director: Anat Baron
Stars: Sam Calagione, Rhonda Kallman, Anat Baron

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