SXSW Documentary Spotlight film Brewmaster artfully captures the craftsmanship, passion and innovation within the beer industry by following the stories of two struggling beer lovers: Drew, a New York lawyer and aspiring brewery owner; and Brian, a Milwaukee brewer studying to become a Master Cicerone – the beer equivalent to a wine sommelier. Helping tell the story of beer are some of the best-known personalities in the industry including Garrett Oliver, Jim Koch, Vaclav Berka, Ray Daniels, Charles Papazian and Randy Mosher. Brewmaster creates a cinematic portrait of beer: those who love it, those who make it and those who are hustling to make their mark.
Short Before the Feature: First In Flights: Cape Fear Beer // Ian Brambell :: Over the past five years the craft beer scene in Wilmington, North Carolina has had a social boom.
Douglas Tirola directed, produced, and wrote Brewmaster. He is an American filmmaker and writer who has worked as a director, executive producer and a producer. He is the owner and president of 4th Row Films, a movie and television production company. Tirola’s work includes A Reason to Believe (1995), Hey Bartender (2013) and National Lampoon: Drunk Stoned Brilliant Dead (2015).