The new documentary Blood, Sweat and Beer explores the massive impact that craft breweries have on community and economics and puts a face to the emotional roller coaster of breaking into and succeeding in the craft beer industry. The directors/producers of this film need to raise $12,000 by November 2, 2014 on Kickstarter.com to fund the finishing costs of the film. If they succeed in meeting their goal, they will able to screen the film across the U.S. in early 2015.
Watch the trailer and see more info below...
The film follows a trio of 23-year-olds as they struggle to start The Brew Gentlemen Beer Company
in Braddock, PA.
Matt, Asa, and Brandon hope their brewery will help this once-prosperous steel town bounce back from decades of neglect, violence, and population loss.
The film also tells the emotional story of Danny Robinson
(Shorebilly Brewing Co./Backshore Brewing Co.), an Ocean City, MD boardwalk brewery owner and restaurateur whose empire is threatened by an aggressive trademark lawsuit that could leave him penniless.
Alexis Irvin and Chip Hiden, the co-directors/producers - both 27-year-old Maryland natives - filmed for 15 months in 14 states across the U.S.. The pair interviewed over 100 breweries and beer experts including: Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper, Charlie Papazian, founder of the Brewer’s Association, Ken Grossman, founder of Sierra Nevada Brewing Co., and many more. Click here for more information on the film or to contribute to their Kickstarter campaign.