Beer Brawl: The Legacy of John Mitchell

    Pitch Video

    This is the story of John Mitchell and his fight to change Canadian beer.

    Genre: Documentary
    Target Audience: Adults
    Target Length: 20 minutes
    Budget: $50,000

    Created By

    Ben Dextraze ,  British-Columbia

    Synopsis

    In 1982 Mitchell stood up for good beer and did something important--something that's changed our beer culture in Canada. By questioning established norms in wanting to brew his own beer, John Mitchell started a fight he thought he'd never win--a fight against corporate beer, big money, and politicians. But with luck and timing on his side, Mitchell won a small provisional victory and inadvertently spearheaded a new beginning for local beer on a national level. John Mitchell is now looking to open a legacy brewpub that represents his ideal brewing and culinary experience -- the historic fight that changed beer in Canada. But depending on who you talk to his fight may have had bigger implications than meets the eye. It also begs the question, what will be the legacy of John Mitchell?

    Links

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    A Brief History of modern Craft Beer in BC by Joe Wiebe
    Timothy Stockwell questions the lack of warnings on liqour
    The Art of Craft - Part 1; the prequel to this documentary

    The Team

    Having worked together in the past on other projects our team is in sync, talented, and hungry for funding to show the world more original content. Our core team are all working professionals in the film industry and well tuned for excellence.


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