Beerocracy: The Movie

Beerocracy is a work by Alex Vietinghoff and Shauna Chase, New Brunswick-based journalists and filmakers. They’re also beer drinkers. When the duo, who share not only a sense of humour but also a taste for the province’s local beer, realized there was a story to tell about the struggle their local brewers were facing, they decided to take that story to the big screen. Beerocracy is their feature-length documentary about the history of alcohol in New Brunswick and the ways that the province’s bureaucracy, high taxation, and complicated policies are proving to be a barrier to growth for the small province's 40+ craft breweries. You'll remember New Brunswick is the province where the brouhaha over trans-border crossings with liquor became a Supreme Court case.

Beerocracy is now available online at Vimeo. We highly recommend you crack a good after-dinner porter and watch this. Congratulations to Shauna and Alex.    by Ben Johnson & MASH



  Shauna & Alex; photo courtesy The Manatee

Shauna & Alex; photo courtesy The Manatee

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