Beer Wars(Movie, 2009)

1h 29min | Genre: Documentary
Beer WarsRating: 2.9/5 (with 4 votes)
Beer Wars is a 2009 documentary film about the American beer industry. In particular, it covers the differences between large corporate breweries, namely Anheuser-Busch, the Miller Brewing Company, and the Coors Brewing Company opposed to smaller breweries like Dogfish Head Brewery, Moonshot 69, Yuengling, Stone Brewing Co., and other producers of craft beer. Also covered is how advertising and lobbyists are used to control the beer market, implying that these things harm competition and consumer choice. Throughout the film there is a theme that the smallest breweries have next to no chance to compete due to the sheer volume of advertising and outdated beer distribution laws. The original laws demanded a three tier system to separate the powers of selling beer. The law demands that the beer brewer cannot deliver directly to the retailer, supposedly creating a separation of powers resembling the US government's legislative, judicial, and executive branches. The film claims these laws are now inhibiting growth of smaller brewers and therefore allowing the largest brewers (Coors, Anheuser-Busch, and Miller) to maintain an oligopoly on beer. The film was written, produced, narrated, and directed by Anat Baron, former head of Mike's Hard Lemonade. The film is now available on DVD. ()
Movie poster of Beer Wars

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"Beer Wars" is currently available on 2 providers. Beer Wars can be streamed free of charge on Amazon Prime Video (as part of a subscription), can be rented on Amazon Instant Video (SD/HD/4K) and Beer Wars can also be purchased at Amazon Instant Video (as download from the website or as Blu-ray Disc/DVD).

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Available languages: English
Available subtitles: English [CC]
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Available languages: English
Available subtitles: English [CC]
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Available languages: English
Available subtitles: English [CC]

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About Beer Wars

In America, size matters. The bigger you are, the more power you have, especially in the business world. Anat Baron takes you on a no holds barred exploration of the U.S. beer industry that ultimately reveals the truth behind the label of your favorite beer. Told from an insider’s perspective, the film goes behind the scenes of the daily battles and all out wars that dominate the industry.

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Trailer for Beer Wars + Featurettes/Teaser/Clips

Trailer(Trailer, 2:01)

Additional Information

Official websites:
Production country: United States of America (USA)
Original language: English (EN)
Spoken languages: English (EN)
Translated into 2 languages: English (EN), Hebrew (HE)
Status: Released
Release date US: 04/16/2009
Keywords: woman director

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