THE MICHIGAN BEER FILM

Director Kevin Romeo
Year 2013
Run Time 112min
Age Policy

18 and up; Children 6 and up will be allowed only with a parent guardian. No children under the age of 6 will be allowed.

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Although Michigan may not have officially claimed the title of Beer State U.S.A., it certainly feels like it has. In the past decade, various breweries and microbreweries have sprung up all over the place.

For a year and a half, filmmaker Kevin Romeo visited various farms and breweries around Michigan to gather perspectives and insights from people working in the industry. "The film's really about entrepreneurship and job creation, and people doing what they love," Romeo told Beer Advocate. "... So making beer is like giving them a kind of vocational fulfillment."

Romeo and his fellow filmmakers visited Bell's Brewery, North Peak, Dark Horse, Founders and many others, as well as the farms that grow the hops used in local beer production. 

“People my age are having craft beer with their parents who used to always just drink cheap, domestic, crappy beer. I think that’s really exciting,” Romeo told The Detroit Free Press.

“It’s just a more thought-provoking drink to have. A craft beer is going to have a style, there’s going to be a conversation about that beer. ‘What do you like about this?’ You’re talking about the stories that go behind it. It’s made locally. You might know the people who made it.”

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