Now that the film is out there and easily available, it’s nice to hear from folks who happen to come across it on cable, satellite, iTunes, Amazon or Netflix. I love that the message is being heard and that people find the film entertaining and also eye opening. I just found out that a member of the Busch family watched it on demand and recommended it to friends.
Thought I’d share a few of the thousands of comments I’ve received:
“You know you’re in a good bar when someone mentions Beer Wars as the reason they’ve decided to reform their beerin’ ways.”
Chris D. on Twitter
“I just saw it tonight and loved it. I work for a wine distributor that handles some beer, the ones Bud doesn’t want. Spaten/Franziskaner (INBEV now) is one of our big players and a Bud rep tried to yank my Franziskaner facing today. They eat their own! The beer/ wine mgr. at the store pretty much told him Bud doesn’t own the shelf space just because they write the sets. I used to work for a Gallo distributor and it’s the same with them.”
Brian S. on Facebook
“Beer Wars taught me the difference between good beer taste & ‘good’ beer companies. All about anti big 3 now.”
Noelle S. on Twitter
“Just saw this last night. Being a home brewer and a fan of the micro breweries I have got to say I really loved this film… I was just at a beer shop in my city (Philadelphia) picking up some beers, and happily noticed Coors/Bud and the like on the bottom shelf below handle level.”
Sean T. on Facebook
“Thanks so much for making your film – I am a conscientious objector to big food in general, but I never really thought of the beer angle…
The moment for me was the amount of money that ‘Big Beer’ spends on the lobby – It’s mind boggling that they need that kind of firepower to keep the status quo.
I have immediately and completely stopped buying anything but stuff from the little guys, and am currently trying to see if I can get a distributor to pick up an east coast brewery (Harpoon) that has no exposure here (Colorado).”
Jim T. in an email
“You opened my eyes there! I needed a good reason to start looking at smaller beer makers. Really made me mad on how big companies trample on the little guy.”
Ron B. on Facebook
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