Beer Pioneers





135 East Olive Ave, #221

Burbank, California 91503 USA

EMAIL: info at beerpioneers dot com

An epic independent beer documentary

Hello, Jay Sheveck here. Thank you for visiting my Web site! For many years now I have been methodically piecing together Beer Pioneers. This self-produced project began in 1994. The film was originally just a half-hour TV pilot to be shot on a shoestring budget. Once filming began, the breadth of the subject itself turned the "pilot" into an epic-length feature documentary. It certainly wasn't planned that I would still be working on this film for two-and-a-half decades!

I'm making this film for you. I'm also making it for the first wave of pioneers – the generation who established and grew this "craft" industry. It is a great time for reflection. Once these pioneers are gone, so are their stories. The context of their struggles and successes are lost to the sands of time or diluted by others. This film preserves these stories in their original state forever, for them, and for you.

My goal with this documentary is to give these Pioneers the opportunity to share their stories in a collective, contextual medium. Generations to come will be able to appreciate the breadth and intricacies of the events that brought back good beer to the people.

Thank you for your continued support of this film! Production wound-down last year, and editing is underway. With a little more time and sweat, Beer Pioneers will be released soon... Cheers!


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