South Austin Popular Culture Center
"...Back in the Eighties, there were fewer than 100 operating breweries located in the country; by 2017, that number had jumped above 5,000, with some estimates suggesting that two new breweries are opened every day in America. In Brewmaster, filmmaker Douglas Tirola (Drunk Stoned Brilliant Dead: The Story of the National Lampoon) does his best to put a human face on each of those anonymous labels in the liquor store..."
"...Hey BartenderDocumentary Feature Competition, World Premiere D: Douglas Tirola; with Dushan Zaric, Steve Carpentieri, Steve Schneider, Dale DeGroff..."
"...So that makes the cocktail – as defined by Jerry Thomas, author of The Bon Vivant's Companion in 1862 – the true American drink. Which makes the bartender the true American artisan – or at least that's the argument in Douglas Tirola's documentary about the new second golden age of the mixologist, where the creators of craft concoctions are both literal tastemakers and the entertainment..."
"...Brewmaster D: Douglas Tirola Brewmaster follows a young ambitious New York lawyer who struggles to chase his American dream of becoming a brewmaster and a Milwaukee-based professional beer educator, as he attempts to become a Master Cicerone. (World Premiere)..."
"...Hey Bartender follows the rise of the craft cocktail – something Austinites are more than familiar with, thanks to such establishments as Peché, East Side Show Room, and Midnight Cowboy – through the lens of Employees Only in New York City and Dunville's in Westport, Conn. The featured bartenders from each, including Steve Carpentieri, Steve Schneider, and Dushan Zaric, joined director Douglas Tirola and dozens of others to celebrate the premiere with a handful of carefully curated cocktails...."
"...Hey Bartender Director: Douglas Tirola The story of the bartender in the era of the craft cocktail. (World Premiere)..."