DVDs are here!

DVDs of the film have finally arrived at the Rhino Media studio! They are being shipped out in several large chunks over the course of the next few days. 

If you have a DVD headed your way, it will be in the mail soon!


Detroit Premiere

So we had the big showing at the Fillmore Theater in downtown Detroit a couple weeks back, and we've been in recovery since. What an awesome night. 

Big thanks to our sponsors for the event! 

3,200+ views in 3 days!

Wow. We had no idea that the response to our quickly assembled teaser video for our Michigan Beer Film project would be so well received! Thanks to all who have encouraged us on this fun ride and have shared their love of Michigan craft beer with us!

It's been like a B12 shot to our motivation to finish the film and put it out there for y'all to enjoy!

The Facebook page. wow.

Article from Mlive.

3,265 views on our Vimeo page!

FINALLY - The MIBeerfilm Teaser!

Hey Michigan Beer fans!!

Kevin here, with a couple extra notes about this little teaser video:

- The song featured is "Be My Baby Tonight" by Josh Caress, a SW Michigan native who I became a fan of after seeing a live performance at (surprise) a Michigan microbrewery, the Livery in Benton Harbor, MI around 4 years ago. 
So in addition to it being a great rock and roll jam for a promo like this, it is very fitting that we would use his work for this promotional video. 

- We tried our best to show a wide variety of places and people in this promo, but we also wanted to keep it simple and quick. So there is a TON more that we have already shot, in addition to a TON more left to shoot!

- If you have recommendations for:
    Breweries to visit. 
    Bloggers/Writers to learn from.
    Awesome restaurants that feature Michigan Beer.
    Bands/Musicians From Michigan who would be rad and let us feature their music in our film. 
Please visit our FACEBOOK page and tell us there!

- If you're wondering if we will be running a kickstarter campaign to fund additional trips around the state as well as post production.... we're thinking about it! We would love to make it all the way to Keeweenaw.  
Feedback? Please let us know!

- If you're wondering what we shoot with? Everything on this video was filmed using (another surprise) Canon 5D Mark II/III.
We possibly will be upgrading our shooting equipment sometime while still in production, but we will weigh the options of how that will affect our consistency. 

- We are not 100% certain that we'll keep the title as "The Michigan Beer Film"  More than likely, we will use this as a tagline and a proper title will be announced later!

- We are Rhino Media Productions, based in Kalamazoo, MI. To learn more about us visit our website. 
Follow us on Twitter @Mibeerfilm

- The crew involved in the production of this promo were:
Kevin Romeo, Angel Arnold, Dan Martinez, Jeremy Angeletti, Tori Gebolys & Jonny Jermyn

Greenbush Brewing Co. 
Bells Brewing Co.
Paw Paw Brewing Co.
Hop Head Farms
The Michigan Hop Alliance
Michael Kiser - Good Beer Hunting
John Liberty - Mlive/Kalamabrew 
Laura Bell
Scott Sullivan
Jill Sites
Mike Stevens
Dave Engbers
Brian Tennis
Brian's Dog
Joel Mulder
New Mission Organics
Founders Brewing Co.
Dark Horse Brewing Co.
The Winter Beer Fest
Josh Caress 
Schlitz Creek

Nothing like in Greenbush in November!

We spent most of the day filming, but during our free moments we grabbed a few candids at one of favorite places on the planet. (Greenbush Brewing Co in Sawyer, MI)
Shot with 5D MarkII/III
Special thanks to Scott Sullivan & Jill Sites for being so gracious to us.

This is Baney, he started as a bartender, became a brewer and now heads up sales. I actually traded him a beer for my wedding ring. True Story.

This is Pete (also known as Papa Bear) shoveling spent grain. Which will likely be traded to a local farm for cow feed.

Jill Sites, Ambassador of Everything, and myself.

The Taproom. All Christmasy.

Jill does not stress ever.

Carlos + Journeyman Distillery barrels. 

Hop Pellets for small batches.

This was Papa Bear's lunch, waiting for him while he shoveled grain. These tacos were delicious.

Someone's mug, not sure who.

Pete doing his thing.

Scott, founder and co-owner. 

The journey continues...

We are excited to be shooting extended time with Jill and Scott, both owners at Greenbush Brewing Co as well Sarah, Mike and Dave from Founders Brewing Company in Grand Rapids, MI - and only a week apart! 
Sorry, it's just we've gotten quite used to having a month between shoots...
Anyway, our goal is to get in 4 quality shoots before Christmas... Stay tuned beer and film lovers!

In the meantime, follow us on TWITTER and FACEBOOK!

- Kevin Romeo, Producer.