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  1. Anonymous says:

    Ugggggghh! The movie seems to be more about hippies and their hate for corporations than beer and brewing. Hey, it’s great that they hate the big three, but is Summit a huge corporation to be hated? How about Surly? I’ll pass on this film, thanks.

  2. ryan says:

    I didn’t get the impression that they thought negatively of Summit or Surly.

    I’d like to see it, perhaps see what happens and whether or not they continue to pursue their idea as a business. Minnesota’s laws regarding beer and brewing would be most likely prohibitie for this kind of project. I do, however, like the concept of a “collective” or co-op home brewery… I brew with friends on occasion and really should do so more often…

    Yeah, it’s probably not for everyone and if co-ops and anti-corporate sentiments turn you off, it probably isn’t your cup of, well… beer, I guess.

  3. Anonymous says:

    Admittedly, the anti-corporate thing drives me nuts. I guess my point about Summit & Surly is: “At what point does a corporation become evil?”

    Is it when they reach a certain size? Or are ALL corporations evil? Regardless of whether it only employs two people who are obviously doing for the love of beer (ie: Surly).

    Sorry, I’ll get off my soapbox now. Maybe I’ll pop in my DVD of “American Beer” to calm me down. It’s a great documentary ‘cuz they focus on the beer, not an anti-WTO agenda. (Although they do bash AB quite a bit.)

    Oh, and I couldn’t agree more with your sentiment about brewing with friends. Life’s too short to brew alone…

  4. Eric says:

    Off topic I suppose, but if you want to see an interesting movie about what makes a corporation good or bad, check out “The Corporation.” Corporations (or at the least the bigger ones) have a lot power, and since they’re legally considered people(seriously) they need to be responsible people.

  5. ryan says:

    Oh, and for what it’s worth, topical or not, I’ve seen both “The Corporation” and “American Beer” and enjoyed them both. “American Beer,” of course, was a lot more fun. I wish I had more cash to blow… perhaps I could convince them to let me ride along for “American Beer II” (should they decide to do such a thing).

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