At the beginning of his keynote address to the Craft Brewers Conference in Boston, Stone Brewing Company’s CEO and co-founder Greg Koch played a video he and others had collaboratively produced for the occasion. It is a great video, especially the first minute or so (a great viral or television commercial in itself) and was an excellent start to a solid and interactive address to the conventioneers. I anticipate that a lot of viewers of the recent Beer Wars documentary expected to see something similar and that is one of the reasons they left disappointed. The tone gets a little preachy at times and also takes several direct swipes at the big guys, promotional approaches whose appeal and viability can be debated (and were yesterday during the conference, with one presenter actively advising against them). In any event, definitely take a look at the video below and feel free to offer your thoughts.


I Am A Craft Brewer from I Am A Craft Brewer on Vimeo.

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4 Responses to ““I Am A Craft Brewer” Video From CBC Keynote Posted…”

  1. Amy says:

    Hi Andy, I don’t think the video was that much better than the movie. It was sappy and preachy. Mega brewers want you to buy their beer because they show you pretty women. Craft brewers want you to buy their beer because they are good guys. I don’t really see the difference. Taste and price are probably the two qualities that determine what beer you like and buy. I have more to say over at my own blog.

  2. Zamboni Driver says:

    First impression: Made me want to go to the kitchen to pour an Allagash White. (But it’s not even noontime.)

    Second impression: Made me want to dust off the hombrew gear and make a batch of porter. (But it’s too nice outside.)

    Third impression: Made me think twice about picking up the occasional cheap-ass, lawnmower, megabeer and instead shell out the extra $2-$3 for Shipyard Export, Geary’s Pale Ale, Sebago’s Heffe Weiss, Bar Harbor’s Cadillac Mountain Stout, Gritty’s Best Bitter, Allagash White, and other local (Maine) craft beers.

  3. Mike Dean says:

    Rock and roll, my friends. Rock and roll.

    That was GREAT. Makes me proud of the bottom shelf of my fridge . . .

  4. Damase says:

    It was motivational, inspiration, and reminds me why I am a craft brewer!

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