Producer: Six Hundred Films, 2005.
DVD, 100 minutes.
Format: NTSC / Region 1 (what's this?)
Here is the much-buzzed-about DVD, American Beer - Special Edition. Unlike the shorter, public-release version, this Special Edition is available only through selected outlets, and includes a ton of extras:
Brewery list and info
Cast and crew bios
41 additional scenes
80 minutes of additional footage
From the back panel:
There are nearly 1400 breweries in the United States today, yet the makers of three brands control eighty percent of the American beer market. These large corporations use money and muscle to dominate the industry through advertising and distribution, leaving little room in the bars or on the shelves for the smaller local brewers.
In June of 2002, director Paul Kermizian and his crew of four left New York City by minivan and set out across the United States to drink local craft beer, visiting 38 breweries in 40 days. The film follows Paul and his crew as they tour breweries and brewpubs, taste beer, get drunk, get lost, get speeding tickets and defy the limits of the human body by drinking beer for 40 straight days while traveling over 12,000 miles.