From April 17th through April 26th, Pittsburgh will celebrate the region’s craft beer culture with Craft Beer Week. As part of the festivities, Row House Cinema will present the local premiere of Blood, Sweat, and Beer, a feature documentary about the explosive growth of the craft beer industry and the dramatic journeys of two start-up breweries.
The film follows a trio of 23-year-olds as they struggle to start The Brew Gentlemen Beer Company in Braddock, PA. Matt, Asa, and Brandon hope their brewery will help this once-prosperous steel town bounce back from decades of neglect, violence, and population loss. It also tells the emotional story of Danny Robinson, a boardwalk brewery owner and restaurateur whose empire is threatened by an aggressive trademark lawsuit that could leave him penniless. Four entrepreneurs, two brand new breweries, and one ultimate goal: to quench the thirst of the craft-craving masses.
Blood, Sweat, and Beer will play at Row House Cinema from April 17th through April 23rd. Tickets for the opening night screening are $18 and include one beer and a Q&A with the filmmakers, as well as an appearance by the Brew Gentlemen. Opening night tickets are available by phone at (412) 904-3225.