Director and Writer: Christo Brock
Featuring: Dan Regan, Dan Sundstrom, Jessie Sundstrom, Michael Clements, Eric McLaughlin,
Genre: Feature Documentary
Runtime: 1 hour 42 minutes
When a Passion for American Craft Beer
Brings Opposites Together
Director, writer and producer Christo Brock's documentary 'BREWMANCE' tells the intriguing history of American Craft Beer, started by home brewers, as he follows two drastically difference men, Dan Sundstrom, a man of Christian faith and Dan Regan, a man whose adult life was spent traveling the world performing with as a rock star in the Ska Band REEL BIG FISH, as they travel the long and challenging road from dedicated homebrewers to full-fledged craft brewery owners.
Sundstrom's partner in overcoming the odds and building up Ten Mile Brewing, is his son, Jesse. Jesse is a young man who is opposite of his Dad, just
like Regan with Liberations. Dan and Jesse did not have a healthy relationship with prior to their mutal found interest in homebrewing and lalter craft beer.
Dan Regan's team is also diverse. It includes business partners, Michael Clements, who is opposite of Eric McLaughlin, the brewer. These are two people who possessed the skills that
rounded out the talent Dan felt he needed to build Liberation Brewery. One, who seems to take things a bit more serious and the other a creative happy-go-lucky.
As Vinnie Cilurzo with Russian River said, "I love that we create something. We're artist. We make liquid art."
And, as most artists come to know, there is an important aspect of the arts that must always be addressed, the business of making money.
Helping shed even more light and indept knowledge on the craft brewing industry are Fritz Maytag with Anchor Brewing Co., Jim Koch with Boston Brewing, Sam Calagione (Dogfish Head), Charlie Papazian (Founder, Association of Brewers) and Vinnie Cilurzo (Russian River),
Ken Grossman (Sierra Nevada), Maureen Ogle (historian and author of Ambitious Brew), Steve Hindy (Brooklyn Brewery) and others.
BREWMANCE gives a fascinating look at a diverse group of people brought together by their common interest in home brewing, that turned into the revolutionary American Craft Brewing industry and their ability to work together with other brewers and breweries, as the industry continues to become more competitive. A good documentary worth seeing.
Runtime: 1 hour 42 minutes
Director: Christo Brock
With: Michael Cllements, Eric McLaughlin, Dan Regan, Dan Sundstrom, Jessie Sundstron, Aaron Sundstron, Joan Sundstron, Kelly Sundstrom, Emma Taylor, Jim Koch,
Vinnie Cilurzo, Sam Calagione, John Palmer, Larry Bell, Drew Beechum, Charlie Papazian, Randy Mosher, Ken Grossman, Fritz Maytag, Chris White, JulianShrago, Greg Koch, Steve Hindy, Maureen Ogle, Mark Brault, Jonathan Porter, Mike Smith Producers: Christo Brock, Laura Aguirre Writers: Christo Brock, Sonja Schenk
Cinematography: Damian Apunte
Editor: Sonja Schenk
Music: Mark Orton
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