“From Grain To Growler”, A Documentary Film About Virginia’s Craft Beer Movement, Is Scheduled To Be Shown At The Grandin Theatre

“From Grain To Growler”, a roughly 40 minute documentary film covering the explosion of Virginia’s craft beer movement, will have a one-time only showing at the Grandin Theatre on Saturday, October 18 at 5pm.  After premiering in Richmond back in August, this Roanoke screening will be just one of about six overall planned across Virginia, definitely making it an exclusive event, and one that the craft beer curious in and around Roanoke should certainly put on the calendar.  The film touches upon some of the breweries which have been key in moving the current craft beer movement in the state forward, as well as the passing of S.B.604, the 2012 legislation which now allows breweries that do not offer food to sell their beer for on premise consumption, instead of being regulated to only offer their beer in a small sampling type format.

Produced by Alexandria based Take-A-Penny Productions, the film was also shown at the Virginia Craft Brewers Fest and has been accepted into the Virginia Film Festival for this year, held in November in Charlottesville.

The Roanoke showing will include a short Q&A panel discussion with local brewers and the filmmakers after the event.  Also, beginning about an hour prior to the screening, samples of beer from five local and regional breweries will be available, including Parkway Brewing, Big Lick Brewing, Soaring Ridge Craft Brewers, Flying Mouse Brewing, and Devils Backbone, and are included in the ticket price for the movie.

General Admission tickets are on sale during normal box office hours at the Grandin Theatre, and through the website BrownPaperTickets.com for $20 per person.  The event is a non-profit fundraiser for the Grandin Theatre.  Also, watch for Roanoke Craft Beer Tours to offer an event “experience” as well.

Please take a look at the trailer below.  If you are a fan of craft beer and of the current surge of interest in the state of Virginia or beyond, “From Grain To Growler” should be an incredibly interesting film to witness.



~ by thebeerroad on September 19, 2014.

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