A new beer documentary, CRAFT, launches a multi-city film premiere tour next Thursday, April 3rd, at 7pm at the Hollywood Theater in Portland. The film by Vancouver, BC-based filmmaker Craig Noble follows him on a coast to coast journey that includes an apprenticeship at a farm brewery, beer schooling in Vermont that lead to Cicerone certification, and the development of his farmhouse ale recipe. You will also see appearances by Oregon brewers like Mike Wright of The Commons Brewery, Alex Ganum of Upright, Ted Sobel of Brewers Union, and more.
Inspired by the double digit growth of the craft brewing industry, Noble takes a look at how breweries are taking on the task of maintaining the quality, creativity, and integrity expected by thirsty beer connoisseurs.
Noble will be in attendance for the Portland launch, with screenings at 7:00 and 9:15 pm, and doing post-show Q&A sessions. As part of the film’s sensory experience his farmhouse ale, brewed locally at Coalition Brewing, will be available for purchase along with beer from The Commons Brewery, which is eatured in the film. Tickets are $10 and can be purchased through the Hollywood Theatre.Following the Portland premiere, the film will continue the western tour with stops in Denver, Fort Collins, Austin, Oakland and San Diego through the month of April. The eastern tour begins June 4 in New York and wraps up June 26 in Vancouver, BC.
For more information, visit www.craftbeermovie.com.
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