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John Weber's film, Brewed in Brooklyn, examines the borough's long-standing relationship with beer.

Brooklyn Brewery

Brooklyn Brewery

One of our favorite museum exhibitions of 2012 was "Beer Here: New York's Brewing History" at the New-York Historical Society, which explored the rise of beer-making in New York City. So we're really excited about a new documentary, Brewed in Brooklyn, which was profiled today by DNA Info; it takes a similar angle, but narrows the focus to Kings County.

The 50-minute film, directed by John Weber, will trace the borough's "culture of beer," from its origins to its current craft-brewing boom. Weber and his team interviewed a number of the city's beer experts, including Brooklyn Brewery owner Steve Hindy, Brooklyn Homebrew founder Benjamin Stutz, and staff from the Shmaltz Brewing Company; the filmmakers also chatted with Celeste Yarnall, who was crowned Miss Rheingold in 1964. (The Brooklyn company sponsored the beauty competition from the 1940s to the 1960s.) If you're a beer nerd or a history nerd—two groups we count ourselves among—then chances are you're going to enjoy this film.

For more details, check out the trailer below, and consider donating via the documentary's Kickstarter page.