According to the the Internet Movie Database (IMDb), Beer Wars currently has the second highest viewer rating amongst documentary films–second only to This Is It, a documentary about pop icon Michael Jackson. Now the Beer Wars battle is being playing out in living rooms and on computer screens across the country. We have included the film’s trailer below.
The beer battle hits home
Beer Wars was released in April, 2009 and was screened at limited theaters across the country. It is now available in living rooms and on computer screens across the county. Netflix is distributing Beer Wars online and on DVD. Here in the Seattle area, Comcast is offering the movie on demand. You should check with your local cable or satellite TV provider to see if it is available in your area.
The film explores the state of the modern beer industry. Beer Wars is a David vs. Goliath story that chronicles the ongoing battle between small, independent brewers and the corporate behemoths that dominate the beer landscape. It is a story about the struggle to keep your integrity in the face of temptation.
The second place ranking on IMDb is no small feat and speaks to America’s growing interest in the craft beer movement. At the IMDb Web site, mainstream America’s movie-goers can vote for their favorite movies. While it is not surprising that Beer Wars strikes a chord for the readers of this blog, it is perhaps unexpected that so many less-beery Americans have warmed up to a movie that celebrates the virtues of craft beer.
The IMDb is the largest single collection of movie information on the Web. IMDb catalogs every pertinent detail about a movie, from who was in it, to who made it, to trivia about it, to filming locations, and even where you can find reviews and fan sites on the Web.