Beers of Joy

Friday, September 13, 2019
7:30 pm
Firehouse Center for the Arts
Q&A after the film
118 mins
David Swift, Jonathan Hack

A free reception starts at 6 pm upstairs at the Firehouse Center.

The film starts at 7:30 PM followed by a QA session

A post-screening party will take place immediately after the QA session at Oregano's Pizza Bistro, Pleasant Street, Newburyport


Beers of Joy is a fascinating, entertaining, and savory journey into our world’s favorite, magical elixir.   The film is an Official Selection at leading film festivals including Newburyport as well as Winner of Best Feature Documentary at the 2019 Los Angeles Film Awards, Best Feature Documentary at the 2019 New York Film Awards, and Best Feature Documentary at the 2019 Festigious International Film Festival.

Feast upon stunning visuals of medieval monasteries, historic German villages, and breweries from across the world that serve as the backdrop for four people immersing themselves in their passion for beer. An internationally acclaimed brewer and a celebrated chef take separate journeys of discovery through Europe and early America, while two Advanced Cicerones attempt to pass the prestigious Master Cicerone exam (beer’s equivalent to wine’s Master Sommelier), one of the most difficult tests in the world.    

Historians, scientists, clergy, brewers and — most importantly — the every man and woman add flavor to this love letter to beer and prove once and for all… life is best celebrated over a beer!

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The Firehouse Center for the Arts

The Firehouse Center for the Arts is adjacent to Newburyport's scenic waterfront park. The Firehouse Center is a hallmark for local culture and arts. Programming is broad-based, and includes dance, music, theater, and art.

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Newburyport Screening Room

The Screening Room is Newburyport’s gem of a cinema. This 99-seat theater has been running reels nightly since 1982. The Screening Room is one of the only places on the North Shore that shows independent and foreign films.

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Newburyport Public Library

The Newburyport Public Library occupies a historic federal mansion in downtown Newburyport. The Tracy Mansion has an impressive history of early guests including George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, and John Adams.

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