As the craft beer industry in New York City and beyond continues to grow, the folks behind tomorrow’s inaugural Beer Film Festival found it fitting to gather some of the industry’s biggest names for a night of frothy brews and film.
Join beer connoisseurs like local Jimmy Cabone of Beer Sessions Radio and Jimmy’s No. 43, Seth Wright of Beer Nation, and Jimmy Ludwig of The Happy Hour Guys for an evening of mingling and drinking at Anthology Film Archives in the East Village. Movies shown at the festival include Craft Beer Bandit (trailer above), Beer Nation, Beer Heroes, and Story of Rockaway Brewing Co.
“Unlike other tiers of drinking, craft beer is seeing tremendous growth,” says Astrid Cook, director of marketing for Jimmy Cabone. “People who used to drink Budweiser or Coors maybe drank it because it was a local beer. Then Budweiser got bought out and closed down all the brewing in the region. So now a lot of people want to drink beer that’s not just good beer, but meaningful beer.”
For $15, festival-goers get to mingle out front of Anthology Film Archives while sipping on beer from one of several beer stations, including local favorites from Sixpoint Brewery and Rockaway Brewing Company. Local cheeses, bread, and various charcuterie will also be on hand. After getting loose, head inside to watch a handful of short films. Then, after the screenings, get back to the real star of the show: the beer.
Anthology Film Archives, East Village, Tuesday, July 29 at 7 p.m., tickets $15