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Beer Wars (2009)

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Beer Wars is a movie starring Norman Adami, Anat Baron, and Roberta Baskin. 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


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

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16 April 2009 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Пивные войны  »

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$220,000, 31 December 2009
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Pretty informative, but felt a little thin.
16 June 2011 | by See all my reviews

I've started getting interested in beer the past year or so, but I didn't know a whole lot about the insides of the industry. Beer Wars does a good job of showing how things work (like the three-tiered system and the shelving schematics) that I would never have known otherwise.

However, I was hoping for a little more coverage when it came to small breweries. The main focus was on Dogfish Head and Moonshot; I was really hoping to see at least a little talk about Beervana (aka: Oregon). The message of the documentary also seems a little redundant to any self-respecting beer drinker, but I suppose it gave us more reasons to stay away from A-B and the like.

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