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A contemporary David and Goliath story that takes you inside the cutthroat world of the big business of American beer.

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Credited cast:
Norman Adami ...
Himself - CEO, Miller
Anat Baron ...
Herself
Roberta Baskin ...
Herself - Center for Public Integrity
Jeff Becker ...
Himself - President, Beer Institute
Simon Bergson ...
Himself - Founder, Manhattan Beer Distributors
John Boehner ...
Himself - House Majority Leader, 2006
John Bryant ...
Himself - Odell Brewing
Betty Buck ...
Herself - Buck Distributors
August Busch III ...
Himself - CEO, Anheuser-Busch, 1974-2002 (archive footage)
August Busch IV ...
Himself - CEO, Anheuser-Busch, 2006-2008
August Busch Jr. ...
Himself - CEO, Anheuser-Busch, 1946-1974 (archive footage)
Sam Calagione ...
Himself - Founder, Dogfish Head Craft Brewery
Peter A. DeFazio ...
Himself - Representative, Oregon
George Hacker ...
Himself - Center for Science in the Public Interest
Steve Hoch ...
Himself - The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania
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A contemporary David and Goliath story that takes you inside the cutthroat world of the big business of American beer.

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Himself - Founder, Boston Beer Company: Unfortunately almost all our beer knowledge comes from Budweiser, Miller, and Coors. It's as if all we knew about food we learn from McDonalds.
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Enjoyable, but very biased
14 February 2010 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This documentary follows along with Dogfish Head brewery as they are expanding, and the creator of Moonshot beer (beer with caffeine) as she attempts to make her beer successful. This documentary is very one sided, glorifying the little guys and bashing the giants, mostly Anheuser-Busch. The main message seems to be that large corporations have a strong hold on the beer industry, leaving little room for microbreweries have much success.

Even though this movie is very biased and the director/narrator Anat Baron is very obnoxious and gets quite annoying throughout the film, it is still enjoyable to see this insider look at the beer industry. Overall, its interesting, fairly enjoyable to watch, and worth checking out, but it could have been a lot better.


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