Great news!

Brewconomy, the documentary I directed about North Carolina craft beer, is scheduled to screen statewide in the coming weeks.

The screenings are organized and managed by the N.C. Craft Brewers Guild. Tickets to each screening are now available. There are Facebook events for each screening.

There are five screenings of Brewconomy currently on the books:

  • January 30, 2018
    Pitt Street Brewing Company in Greenville, N.C.
    Facebook Event
  • February 6, 2018
    Ecusta Brewing Company in Pisgah Forest
    Facebook Event
  • February 20, 2018
    Clouds Brewing in Raleigh, N.C.
    Facebook Event
  • February 27, 2018
    Four Saints Brewing Company in Asheboro, N.C.
    Facebook Event
  • March 6, 2018
    Blue Blaze Brewing in Charlotte, N.C.
    Facebook Event

Tickets to each screening are now available. The screenings are managed by the N.C. Craft Brewers Guild. Please contact them with any questions about the screenings.

Behind the scenes on Brewconomy, a documentary about N.C. craft beer.

Brewconomy Background

The documentary is a feature-length film about North Carolina craft beer and its influence on the state’s agriculture, community, and economy.

When we started talking about the film in 2011, there were about 60 breweries in North Carolina at the time.

I wrapped Abandoned Allies in 2012, and began pre-production on Brewconomy the same year with Shane Johnstone, a home brewer and the executive producer of the film.

Shane Johnston, executive producer of Brewconomy, at WCHL promoting the film prior to the Carrboro Film Festival in 2015.

We had an incredible team working on the film. I hope you’ll stay through the credits to celebrate each name on the screen. I’m incredibly grateful for their contributions.

Meredith Schmidt editing Brewconomy in 2014.

The film premiered at IMAX in Raleigh, N.C., during N.C. Beer Month in 2015. Today there are more than 200 craft breweries registered with the N.C. Craft Brewers Guild. (View a list and map.)

What’s Next

Craft beer is still growing strong in North Carolina.

I’m such a big fan of what’s taking shape here, and feel so grateful for such a strong brewing community in my home state. I hope to attend the screenings to hear what people are saying about the film, and the future of craft beer in North Carolina.

See you there?