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New Film About Greg Koch of Stone Brewing "The Beer Jesus From America" Has First Screening

New Film About Greg Koch of Stone Brewing "The Beer Jesus From America" Has First Screening

Greg Koch of Stone Brewing Co. is one of the most recognizable figures in the craft beer scene.

Beyond just his mammoth brewer's beard, Koch has long been an evangelist for the joys of craft beer, and that evangelism has led to a film being made about him taking Stone's hoppy, in-your-face beers over to the much more limiting, Reinheitsgebot-limited beers in Germany.

A new film called "The Beer Jesus From America" has been made about Koch's quest to take Stone to Germany.

The first screening of the film will take place at the Richmond International Film & Music Festival.

The full release from Stone is below.

Building an independent American craft brewery... in Germany. How tough could that be?

Follow the story of an entrepreneur’s dream for Stone to become the first independent American craft brewer to build, own and operate a brewery in Europe... in Berlin, Germany no less. Join Stone Brewing co-founder Greg Koch and documentary filmmaker Matt Sweetwood for the showing as well as a Q&A session following the film.  

Wednesday, April 24
6:30 p.m.
Bow Tie Movieland
1301 N. Boulevard
Richmond, VA 23230

Pre-mixer: 6:30 p.m.
Screening: 7:30 p.m. with Q&A to follow
After Party: River City Roll (within walking distance)

Join Greg and team for exclusive Berlin-brewed beers. Enjoy a special live music performance by Hambone Relay out of Philly. 

After party admission is included in the price of the film screening ticket.



tflemingo's picture
Sad timing - Stone just announced that they're closing up shop in Berlin. Yeah, that's me - Capt. Bringdown...
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tflemingo, Indeed, it's a bummer, but the story of how the brewery came to be is still interesting, and the film should be as well.