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'St. Louis Brews' Is a New Film About Craft Beer in the Midwest

There had better be some tasty brews on hand for the first screening

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A director in St. Louis is working on a feature-length documentary about craft beer. But not beer in general — this is beer as it relates to the Gateway City, which is on track to have more breweries in 2016 than ever before in the history of the city. That's saying something, too, considering St. Louis is home to Anheuser-Busch, the producers of Budweiser, Bud Light, Beck's, Busch, and more.

Director Bill Streeter launched a Kickstarter campaign to fund the project, which has reached its funding goal. The film is now in production. Streeter directed another documentary on the history of brick in St. Louis. The beer film is related to a book of the same title, written by Henry Herbst, Stefene Russell, Don Roussin, and Kevin Kious.

The documentary will dive into the historical relevance of beer in St. Louis before taking a look at the current climate that has catered to an explosion of craft breweries. It's on track for a fall 2016 completion date, just in time for the St. Louis International Film Festival.

Streeter raised $15,447 with a week to go in the Kickstarter campaign. The funds will go towards post-production expenses, legal expenses and rights clearances, festival submissions and travel. Watch a preview clip, below:

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