Ska Brewing makes light of beer -- but not light beer -- in new video
Craft beer has been the star of a recent documentary, a television series and a couple of YouTube videos over the past year. Now another feature-length documentary is scheduled to be released this summer. Most of these efforts have been serious, noble -- sometimes overly so.
Leave it to the crew at Durango's Ska Brewing to make a movie that reminds the craft-beer world not to take itself so seriously.
Brew Minions is a twenty-minute parody of Brew Masters, the Discovery Channel show starring Sam Calagione of Dogfish Head Brewing in Delaware. And Minions even features a cameo by Calagione himself.
This isn't the only parody out there. Last year, Stone Brewing owner Greg Koch created the very earnest "I Am a Craft Brewer," which was gently mocked with this video ("There is a craft beer in my pants right now") available on YouTube.
And this summer, look for Beer Culture, "a feature-length documentary film about the growing trend in Craft Beer set in the epicenter of it all, Colorado. According to advance buzz, Beer Culture explains the "cultural phenomenon behind the growth of craft beer telling it through the stories of struggles and successes of some top brewers in Colorado."