By Daniel Reifsnider
As many of you know, the venerable The Beer Diaries are a notable addition to the Austin and larger national craft beer community, providing the entire community with brewer focused stories and insights into the larger world surrounding craft beer.
The folks behind the stalwart have announced a new series to their video catalog focused on expanding our knowledge of the history and culture surrounding craft beer communities around the world. I’m personally excited about this new series since I’m greatly interested in learning more about the socio-economic factors surrounding craft beer communities around the world, including the people and culture that birth and support/not-support craft beer.
The new series, appropriately title The Beer Diaries World Tour, is kicking off on Sunday, January 31st at the Alamo Drafthouse Village at 4pm and the first episode focuses on Belize. Mike Mann, who is the Creative Director of The Beer Diaries, will host the show, and viewers will learn more about “the Belikin Beer monopoly that has encompassed Belize for 40 years, along with the importance of the beer and its legacy to the locals.” In the episode, Mike also lands a first-time interview with “Island Time Brewing, the first competitor to enter the Belize beer market.”
I highly encourage everyone that can to check out this event/showing since it’s sure to be an eye opener on a very interesting piece of the worldwide craft beer story. Cheers to Mike and The Beer Diaries team for continuing to expand our knowledge of craft beer and sharing the stories of the people who’ve devoted their lives to it.
Check out the event page on Alamo Drafthouse’s website for more information about the event and to buy tickets.