Come and celebrate Michael Jackson – The Beer Hunter, with this
documentary film featuring rare footage of Michael’s travels, plus
interviews with leading brewers and beer writers on how Michael changed
the world of craft beer forever.
Michael Jackson, was an eccentric Englishman (aren’t they all) who
travelled the world seeking the best beers and investigating the
countries and cultures that spawned them. His 1977 book, The World Guide to Beer,
was the first of its kind and the first to categorize almost every
major style of beer. It quickly became a bible for both brewers and
drinkers who wanted to learn more about craft beer, it was also
instrumental in creating the style guidelines that are used to judge
beer to this day. His 1993 television series, The Beer Hunter, became an
instant classic and helped launch the spectacular craft beer movement
that we take for granted today.
He made 2 series of “beer hunter” a hugely influential TV show that
introduced millions of people to the wider world of craft beer.
He died in 2006 suffering from Parkinson’s Disease.
A film tribute to this remarkable man was made recently after a successful kick-starter campaign by J.R. Richards.
“There’s a good chance that the beer in your hand is the
result of Michael Jackson’s writing. No other individual did more to
celebrate the history, culture, and enjoyment of craft beer. Yet many
new fans of craft beer have no idea who he was, and his role in the
global phenomenon that is the craft brewing movement. This film is a
tribute to his efforts and life.”- Director J.R. Richards
We cannot show a beer themed movie without a few of our brewery
friends. We will be having special kegs of local craft beer available,
as well as the RIO’s regular concession items.
You can look forward to beers from:
- Storm Brewing
- Parallel 49
- R&B Brewing
- 33 Acres
Tickets are ONLY $5.00 per valid CAMRA Member, which includes your
ticket to the movie, early 6:00pm entrance into the RIO for some
delicious local craft beer, as well as your first beer on CAMRA BC –
Vancouver Chapter! This offer is only available if you buy in advance Buy your tickets here!
Non-CAMRA members and CAMRA members who don’t buy in advance can purchase their tickets at the door on September 4th, 2013, for $10.00. – This price does not include a beer (just another reason to join CAMRA Vancouver and buy in advance!)
Doors open at 6pm for CAMRA BC Members, and 7:00pm for all non-CAMRA
BC Members. The movie will be showing at 8:00PM (with a beer -break
intermission) and will end with a Q&A period with the Director JR
Richards either through Skype or in person!
As always, this is a 19+ event, and serving it right rules apply.
Please bring 2 pieces of ID and your CAMRA Membership Card to the event.