A documentary about independent beer makers will screen at two South Sound theaters at 8 p.m. April 16. See the film at Century Theatres in Federal Way or the Regal Stadium 17 at the Auburn SuperMall. A list of theaters screening the film is here. Tickets are $15 each.
The film, "Beer Wars," is directed by Anat Baron and tells the stories of independent brewers Sam Calagione, founder and CEO of Dogfish Head Craft Brewery, and Rhonda Kallman, co-founder of the Boston Beer Company (the maker of Samuel Adams beer) and the CEO and founder of the New Century Brewing Company.
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Stick around after the show. There will be a live telecast of a panel discussion that will include Calagione and Kallman, as well as Charlie Papazian, the Brewers Association president; Greg Koch of Stone Brewing Company; Marugeen Ogle, a beer historian and author of "Ambitious Brew: The Story of American Beer," and Todd Alstron, founder of Beer Advocate.
From the press release:
The panel will provide an inside perspective of the struggles independent brewers face in a corporate dominated world and field questions in a LIVE, talk-show style discussion from Royce Hall in Los Angeles following the documentary that takes a comical, yet in-depth look at those infamous 99 bottles of beer on the wall. "Beer Wars" follows the journey of small independent craft brewers on their quest to live their passion and build their companies and uncovers the institutional roadblocks that stand in their way.