17 Apr 2009 @ 10:32 AM 

Unfortunately, I didn’t get a chance to see the movie last night, so I’m unable to comment directly on the movie, but all of the reviews from the craft beer segment seem to be pointed in the same direction. I’ll see if I can sum up a little here, but mostly I’ll point you to people who actually saw it.

The main thrust of most of these come down to pacing and narration problems and poor focus on core message, with some really bright moments shining through occasionally. Almost everybody noted that the panel discussion afterward was the best part of the movie, Ben Stein notwithstanding. This doesn’t make me drool in anticipation of the DVD, especially as the discussion will apparently not be included in the DVD release.

Myself, I hope Ms. Baron is right: I hope this does start a conversation, though we probably have different ideas about what that conversation should be about. I suspect that after all of these reviews are done, we probably won’t hear much about it again after the next week or two have gone by. Shame, really.

I’d also love to hear what people thought about this film that are *not* part of the beer industry or a beer geek. Was there a man-on-the-street attending this anywhere?

On to the reviews; I will add to this list as I find more:

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