The craft beer bug bit Mike Sills hard while he was on a trip to Vermont where he visited three outstanding breweries: The Alchemist, Hill Farmstead and Lawson’s Finest Liquids. The awakening led him to approach his friend Matthew Parola with an idea; “Let’s go on a vacation to Vermont, film a documentary and drink some great craft beer.” With these simple beginnings, “Brewland,” a documentary about the craft beer industry in the United States was born. Parola immediately agreed and signed on as producer.
The film is a coming-of-age tale about an industry struggling to define its identity in an ever-changing environment growing at an unsustainable pace. “Brewland” aims to showcase the many sides of the craft beer movement while seeking to reveal both what it means to be a craft beer and what the future may hold for the craft brewing world.
“Craft beer as an industry is growing faster…
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