For those of us who only know Michael Jackson from his published works, “Beer Hunter the Movie” provides a wonderful glimpse into the personality of “the world’s greatest beer writer and craft beer champion.” Released on April 18, 2013 for public screenings by Wander Media Productions, Beer Hunter is both a documentary and a celebration of Michael Jackson’s life and accomplishments.
As the film explains, Michael Jackson was the original “beer blogger” and introduced the world to different styles of beer through his groundbreaking work, “The World Guide to Beer,” first published in 1977.
Michael’s passion for beer resonates throughout Beer Hunter The Movie, both in his on-camera appearances and through the testimonials of respected brewers such as Garrett Oliver of Brooklyn Brewery and Fritz Maytag of Anchor Brewing. It becomes clear through these and other interviews – conducted after Michael passed away of Parkinsons’ disease in 2007 – that Michael not only changed the beer world through his writing, but also profoundly inspired those who knew him personally as a result of his belief that beer deserves the same – if not more – respect than wine.
If you have read any of Michael’s writing, or simply want to know more about this beer icon, Beer Hunter The Movie is a great film for you. Just one piece of advice – make sure you have some craft brew available when you watch it. It is inevitable that at some point during the film you will feel compelled to raise a toast to this dear departed friend of the U.S. craft brew revolution!
The Beer Hunter is being shown through screenings at select locations – maybe even at your local pub. Check out The Beer Hunter website to see if there will be a screening near you. If you can’t find a screening, you are in luck – for a limited time you can purchase a Special Edition DVD with over two hours of extra footage directly from the site.
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