October 17, 2014, 7:30pm
Muenzinger Auditorium, CU-Boulder campus
Craig Noble (Filmmaker)
Canada, 2014, English, Color, 62 minutes
Introduction by Bryan Selders, Head Brewer of Post Brewing Company
In Craft, filmmaker Craig Noble takes a beertastic voyage to the front lines of the craft beer revolution. He travels across the United States and Canada to interview prominent craft brewers to find out how they maintain quality, creativity, and integrity in the face of a voracious demand for craft beer. The breweries that Craft features include: Lagunitas Brewing Company (Petaluma, CA), The Commons Brewery (Portland, OR), Port Brewing Company/The Lost Abbey (San Marcos, CA), Hops & Grain Craft Brewery (Austin, TX), Odell Brewing Company (Ft. Collins, CO), Funkwerks, Inc. (Ft. Collins, CO), Captain Lawrence Brewing Company (Elmsford, NY), Enlightenment Ales (Lowell, MA), Allagash Brewing Company (Portland, ME), Zero Gravity Craft Brewery (Burlington, VT), and Dieu du Ciel! (Montreal Quebec).
To learn more about craft brewing, he undertook an apprenticeship on a farm brewery, attended beer school in Vermont, and earned his Cicerone (beer sommelier) certification. In the documentary, the sum of his experiences culminate in his formulation of a professional-quality farmhouse ale recipe. (Post Brewing and BRU Handbuilt Ales are collaborating to brew their version of his beer for our festival.)
A panel discussion that will include Bryan Selders, Dan Rabin, award-winning beer and travel journalist and author of Colorado Breweries Guidebook, Eric Wallace, co-founder of Indian Peaks Brewing Company, Julia Herz, craft beer program director for the Brewers Association, BJCP beer judge and Certified Cicerone®, will follow the screening.