Alberta is riding the wave of craft beer: not only are we able to access a lot of the world’s best craft beers at our local liquor stores, but we’ve also got a number of craft breweries within our own borders—and more are springing up all the time.
Aleberta is a new local documentary series, created by Calgary-based filmmaker Spencer Estabrooks, that tells the tale of our province’s beer history. The three-part series begins with the original beer pioneers from 1884 to 1984, while the second part traces the rise of craft beer from its origins with Big Rock in the ’80s and ’90s. The final part highlights the current explosion of microbrewing made possible by a legislation change in 2013.
Aleberta features interviews with a number of brewers, beer collectors, enthusiasts and other commentators on the industry—including two of Vue‘s own writers: beer columnist Jason Foster and News/Dish Editor Mel Priestley.
You can watch Aleberta on TELUS Optik Local as well as on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLuj3rWl-eKLHhD-Wq4kDyrAWWNUAak9R_
For more information, check out the Aleberta website: aleberta.com