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Beer Wars (2009)

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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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Anat Baron

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Credited cast:
Norman Adami Norman Adami ... Self - CEO, Miller
Anat Baron Anat Baron ... Self
Roberta Baskin Roberta Baskin ... Self - Center for Public Integrity
Jeff Becker Jeff Becker ... Self - President, Beer Institute
Simon Bergson Simon Bergson ... Self - Founder, Manhattan Beer Distributors
John Boehner ... Self - House Majority Leader, 2006
John Bryant John Bryant ... Self - Odell Brewing
Betty Buck Betty Buck ... Self - Buck Distributors
August Busch III August Busch III ... Self - CEO, Anheuser-Busch, 1974-2002 (archive footage)
August Busch IV August Busch IV ... Self - CEO, Anheuser-Busch, 2006-2008
August Busch Jr. August Busch Jr. ... Self - CEO, Anheuser-Busch, 1946-1974 (archive footage)
Sam Calagione Sam Calagione ... Self - Founder, Dogfish Head Craft Brewery
Peter A. DeFazio Peter A. DeFazio ... Self - Representative, Oregon
George Hacker George Hacker ... Self - Center for Science in the Public Interest
Steve Hoch Steve Hoch ... Self - 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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Anat Baron: The big three beer companies- they've been selling sameness for years.
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Beer Good, Gov Bad
24 October 2010 | by ed-879-93479See all my reviews

Overall a good movie. I was hoping for a bit more on different micro-brew's, they only focused on a few. The ones they did focus on they did a good job showing their disadvantage.

As a libertarian I have to disagree with the prevailing opinion of the movie. Big Beer isn't evil their competitive. They use their power to leverage government to make it hard for the little guys to compete. With out the government rules I would have Magic Hat in Las Vegas!!! They did show how prohibition killed most of the craft beers.

Worth the time to give it a watch. It does a good job showing how hard it is to get a craft beer off the ground. It does a bad job showing you all the breweries around the country and what they have to offer. Once a micro brew makes it big, their no longer a micro brew.


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16 April 2009 (USA) See more »

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