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Local Beer Documentary

Post by wuertzBräu » Fri Oct 19, 2018 8:22 am

Attn: OVHA Members: you may be interested in this local docuuemtary about Evansville beer. There is a viewing event this coming Tuesday: 10/23/2018

https://m.facebook.com/events/335558890 ... ef=m_notif

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WNIN is excited to announce "The Big Beer Doc", the Business of Beer in Evansville is coming to the Old National Public Theatre.

"The Big Beer Doc", is a WNIN Original Production that is produced and directed by local filmmaker Joe Atkinson("From the Ashes" & " Evansville at War") through his company Court Street Productions. The hour long documentary follows the rich history of brewing beer in Evansville-from early home brewing in the 1830's to today's local craft beer resurgence.

WNIN will be hosting “The Big Beer Doc Premiere,” an event celebrating the new documentary and local craft beer, on October 23 at WNIN Public Media Center. Admission is $15 and includes a ticket for a viewing of "The Big Beer Doc" in Old National Public Theatre at 5:30 P.M. or 7 P.M. and a visit to the onsite local beer tasting from 5 P.M. - 8:30 P.M., including beer samples from Carson's Brewery, Maidens Brewery & Pub, and Evansville Brewhouse.
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Re: Local Beer Documentary

Post by Jam095 » Wed Oct 24, 2018 11:03 am

Did anyone make it to see this?? How was it?
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Re: Local Beer Documentary

Post by wuertzBräu » Wed Oct 24, 2018 11:33 am

I did, and it was very good. I knew Evansville had a rich history of brewing but didn't realize how big it actually was before prohibition.

It covered a number of Evansville corner breweries in the mid to late 1800s, Prohibition's role in wiping out a number of them, and how some stayed afloat during it. It progressed to cover the growth of the industry as a whole to regional and national brands, and the stuggles local breweries had in keeping up. Interesting the way bottling changed the entire industry very early on. Then it came full circle and covered the rise in micro/nanobrewries which kind of tied in with the social dynamic that the corner taverns of 140 years ago had.

I'll throw it back to 1880 tonight and bring my homebrew along in a pail :lol:

I actually sent Joe a message this morning to find out about additional screenings/availability of the film and I'll keep everyone posted.
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Re: Local Beer Documentary

Post by wuertzBräu » Thu Oct 25, 2018 10:03 am

The documentary will be broadcast on WNIN, Tuesday Nov 27th (unsure of air time yet).

Anyone have recording capabilities?
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