Blood, Sweat & Beers: Craft beer doc hits the big screen

Maybe it was the poignant piano music, or maybe just all those scenes of delicious craft beer being brewed, but I found myself getting a little teary-eyed during the trailer of Blood, Sweat, & Beer: A Craft Beer Documentary, which screens at the Strand-Capitol Performing Arts Center Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. Being someone on the consumer side of the craft beer wave (albeit with occasional behind-the-scene access), it’s sometimes easy to take for granted all the hard work, risk and dedication that goes into brewing beer for a living. As the film illustrates with its story of The Brew Gentlemen Beer Company –  an upstart brewing operation in the failing steel town of Braddock, PA – a craft brewery can help to revitalize a depleted downtown area and create more than just a buzz from the beer, but an economic buzz as well. Blood, Sweat, & Beer is sure to pull at the tap handles of your heart or at the very least send you running to your local craft brewery for a taste of the good stuff.

Take a look at the documentary trailer:

A pre-screening happy hour with celebrity bartender and Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Man of the Year candidate Philip Given, and appearances by Chip Hiden and Alexis Irvin – the directors of Blood, Sweat, & Beers – takes place at Holy Hound taproom from 4:30-6:30 p.m. Blood, Sweat, & Beers screens at the Strand-Capitol at 7:30 p.m. and a Q&A session with the directors takes place on the stage immediately following the screening of the film. Tickets are $5 and all proceeds benefit the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. This event is part of PhilanthroBeer Week – a series of fundraising events for Leukemia & Lymphoma Society of Central PA. Use the hashtag #IDrinkBecauseICare while you’re out celebrating.

 


 

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Mike Andrelczyk is a features editor for Fly Magazine. He is a graduate of Penn State University and currently lives with his wife Stacey in Strasburg. Interests include tennis, playing bad guitar, poetry (poems have appeared in Modern Haiku, The Inquisitive Eater and other journals) and oneirology – the study of dreams – mostly in the form of afternoon naps. His name appears in the title screen of Major League 2.

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