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.
Q&A to follow with Producer Danielle Rosen.
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 is an award-winning director and producer whose documentaries have been distributed around the world and have premiered at some of the most prestigious film festivals including Sundance, Tribeca, Berlin, HotDocs, and SXSW. His films include All In – The Poker Movie, Hey Bartender, and Drunk Stoned Brilliant Dead. Some of the films he has produced include Kate Players Christine and Bisbee ‘17.