Jan
31
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The BIG News

No more teasing. Here it is. Starting tomorrow, February 1st, Beer Wars will be available to rent or buy to anyone in the US and Canada who has a TV or computer (or gaming console). So finally the movie will be widely available to a mainstream audience. Woo hoo!

The cool thing about all this is that it was made possible through distribution deals with Warner Bros. and Netflix. That’s right, these folks who know a thing or two about the film business, have chosen Beer Wars as part of their offering. After the long road it took to get here, this is a happy day indeed not just for me but for all the people who can now get to watch it.

So where will the movie be available?

In the U.S., Beer Wars is available to rent On Demand through Digital Cable and Satellite providers Comcast, Time Warner Cable, Cox, Cablevision, Charter, Insight, Bresnan, Verizon FiOS, AT & T U-Verse, Dish Network and DirecTV. It is also available for download on iTunes, Amazon Video On Demand, Xbox 360 and PS3.

In Canada, the film is available to rent On Demand through Digital Cable and Satellite providers Rogers Cable, Cogeco, Videotron, Sasktel and Shaw.

The film will also be available through Netflix either through streaming or DVD. And you’ll be able to buy the DVD from Amazon.

If you live outside the US, you can buy the DVD here.

Here’s one of the spots that will be running on select on demand preview channels:

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What do you think this launch means for craft beer?

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11 Responses to “The BIG News”

  1. Adam says:

    This is AWESOME!
    I think this should help the craft beer market and to help people understand what they are really buying and supporting.

  2. Mike says:

    Congratulations! This is an excellent movie.
    It’s great to see so many small breweries thriving these days. Well, hopefully thriving… I’m trying to do my part. ;-)

  3. Gweedoe says:

    Anat that is awesome!! So glad that you are getting widers distribution and really hope it allows you some extra capital to put together some of those ‘extra features’ (hint hint)….

    So glad that the movie is still growing… Congrats!!!

  4. Liz says:

    Congratulations! It’s a great movie. when can we expect the next one?? :-)

  5. Mike says:

    Congrats! This is fantastic news.

    Will the Netflix version of the film be streamed in HD or standard def?

  6. Anat says:

    Mike:
    i provided Netflix with both versions. i believe they stream SD to your computer and HD is possible to a set top box.

  7. Stephen says:

    Watched Beer Wars last night on Comcast. My wife, who’s not a beer person at all, actually enjoyed it too. I’m pretty new to the craft beer scene, and watching the film has made my allegiance to independents like Sam Calagione and Greg Koch even stronger. They are modern day heroes in my book.

  8. David says:

    Great documentary! Big fan of the small breweries forget the “Big Guys” Have never had the opportunity of trying your beverages but wanted to wish you the best of luck.. perhaps one day it will arrive on our shelves..

  9. BeerGrills says:

    Please don’t spill all. That is alcohol abuse ;-)

  10. Video says:

    Watched Beer Wars last night on Comcast. My wife, who’s not a beer person at all, actually enjoyed it too. I’m pretty new to the craft beer scene, and watching the film has made my allegiance to independents like Sam Calagione and Greg Koch even stronger. They are modern day heroes in my book.

  11. Noonan says:

    Tried to watch this on xbox live in Australia, says it’s not available in my area :(

Oenophiles have SIDEWAYS and BOTTLE SHOCK; now their beer-loving counterparts can claim a film as their own.
- Rotten Tomatoes
A David and Goliath story pitting the country's smallest brewers against the largest.
- CNN
Beer Wars: Brewed in America, is an eye-opening, funny and righteously infuriating documentary by first-time filmmaker Anat Baron. Her film (think of it as Suds: A Love Story) is also a pretty damning indictment of not just the beer industry but contemporary unfettered unregulated capitalism's disturbing excesses.
- Box Office Magazine
In Beer Wars, entrepreneurialism and opportunity go awry when tainted by greed and a thirst for power.
- Los Angeles Times
Beer Wars certainly raises some interesting questions, the most potent of which is, is this what capitalism is meant to be?
- New Times
For those who are keeping the American dream alive, this spirited documentary raises a toast.
- St Louis Post-Dispatch
A trenchant analysis unapologetic in its rebuke of Big Beer, Beer Wars is heartily recommended for patrons already inclined to opt for the local brew at every tap. It will also appeal to patrons interested in craft foods as well as homebrewed beer and wine and others particular about quality.
- Library Journal