Sunday, March 1st
1:45 PM: Beer Tastings (FROM ADROIT THEORY, THE BREW GENTLEMEN, BACKSHORE, Full Tilt AND FORGE BREW WORKS BREWERIES – with Pretzel Bakery) /2:40pm screening
US NAVAL HERITAGE CENTER
$12 screening only/$20 screening and craft brew tastings IN ADVANCE HERE OR AT THE DOOR
blood, sweat and beer
Directed by Chip Hiden and Alexis Irvin
A documentary exploring the explosive growth of the craft beer industry and the dramatic stories of two start-up breweries. The film follows a trio of 23-year-olds as they struggle to start The Brew Gentlemen Beer Company in Braddock, PA. Matt, Asa, and Brandon hope their brewery will help this once-prosperous steel town bounce back from decades of neglect, violence, and population loss. The film also tells the emotional story of Danny Robinson, a boardwalk brewery owner and restaurateur whose empire is threatened by an aggressive trademark lawsuit that could leave him penniless.
Four entrepreneurs, two brand new breweries, and one ultimate goal: to quench the thirst of the craft-craving masses. This isn’t just a movie about beer – it’s a movie about the American Dream and the entrepreneur’s journey from blueprint to brewery.
Filmmakers Chip Hiden and Alexis Irvin quit their desk jobs to make their first film The Dream Share Project, a documentary about successful people who have pursued their dream careers. On their many cross-country adventures, the duo took notice of the craft beer revolution going on in bars and breweries across the nation. One night, after an IPA or two, a new idea was born for “Blood, Sweat, and Beer,” a feature documentary that would take viewers on fascinating journey beyond the pint to meet the brewers who are revitalizing American beer.
Film Trailer HERE