Cleveland International Film Festival } April 7 – April 18, 2021 } Playhouse Square



Year: 2017
Country: USA
Run Time: 95 minutes


If you are a fan of all of beer’s magnificent qualities—the tastes, the aromas, the way it trickles down your throat on a hot summer day—then BREWMASTER is your chance to meet some of the men and women who have made the production of beer the sudsy center of their lives. From home brewers who use their stoves to some of the biggest names in the business, this documentary is a behind-the-scenes look at how some of our favorite beers began. The film follows aspiring brewmasters, too, such as a NYC law clerk looking to fulfill his dream of turning pro and a beer educator studying to be one of just a dozen Master Cicerones in the world. With portraits of the artistry and dedication it takes to create our favorite beverages, BREWMASTER is a unique opportunity to meet those lucky folks who love what they do and do what we love. When you’re living the dream, every hour is happy hour. —T.W.

CIFF42 Screenings

Tower City Cinemas

Thursday, April 05, 2018 at 9:20 PM

Friday, April 06, 2018 at 4:00 PM

Ad Hoc Docs Competition


Douglas Tirola

Douglas Tirola was born in 1966. He started his career as a production assistant on “When Harry Met Sally” and went on to create several successful films of his own. Tirola is the owner and president of the production company 4th Row Films.

A Reason to Believe (1995), An Omar Broadway Film (2008), All In: The Poker Movie (2009), Hey Bartender (2013), Drunk Stoned Brilliant Dead: The Story of the National Lampoon (2015)–CIFF39, BREWMASTER (2017)

Susan Bedusa, Danielle Rosen, Douglas Tirola

Douglas Tirola

Emilie Jackson

Danny Dorst

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