Brewers by the Bay - Post Production Campaign

We're done with production, please help us complete post production so we could release the film!
Jared Stutts
San Francisco, California
United States
9 Team Members

The Scope.

"Brewers by the Bay" is a feature length film about the history of beer in San Francisco. Join host Brenden Dobel (Brewmaster of ThirstyBear Brewing Co. in downtown San Francisco) as he explores this cities vast brewing past starting in 1847, leading up to the present and beyond.  

We did it! We finished the production! What an amazing journey it's been. With over two years of production, we are finally done filming and are ready to start post production. 

Some Filming Stats: 

We have a total of twenty interviews from brewery owners, brewmasters and historians.

  • Over ten hours, forty-five minutes of interview footage (including 90 minutes from The Godfather of craft beer, Fritz Maytag!)
  • Over five hours of various other content. 
  • Over 200 captured images from our beer historians archived collection of never before seen San Francisco beer memorabilia - including lithographs, reversed glass beer signs and photographs to be used exclusively for the documentary. 

This is a story that needs to be told!

Fritz Maytag

What's Needed:

We are now ready to go full speed into post production with plans to release the film in May during American Craft Beer Week. In order for us to complete post production, we  need to raise $10,000. This will help cover the following costs: 

  • Color correction
  • Scoring the film 
  • Archived video footage licensing from news archives
  • Archived photo licensing from the San Francisco Public Library and California Historical Society 
  • Movie theatre rental
  • DVD Replication
  • Marketing materials
  • Festival fees and materials
  • Insurance 

Scouting Opening Dialog


Why is this documentary important? If you love craft beer, you will learn that San Francisco was the epicenter of innovation and flavor west of the Mississippi. The first brewery in California started in San Francisco. 

What happens if we do not reach our goal? The release of the film gets delayed. Delaying the release could mean more breweries opening and closing, making the current film irrelevant and all of our hard work wasted. 

What happened with your first IndieGoGo campaign? Fortunately we raised enough money to purchase some very necessary equipment for the initial film production. 

Thank you.

We have made it this far and are so close to completing the film. Please support us by contributing to the campaign and Liking us on Facebook, and please spread the word!

Closing Cheers


Jared Stutts

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This campaign ended on May 7, 2013
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    Thank you.

    Our most sincere and eternal thanks.

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  • $5USD
    One beer.

    For the price of a beer you get a huge thank you on Facebook and website + above.

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  • $10USD
    Two beers.

    For the price of two beers you get a thank you at the end of the credits + above.

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    Autographed poster for the film + above.

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    Enjoy at home.

    You get a digital download of the film + above.

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    May I have another autograph?!

    Autographed DVD of the film + above.

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  • $100USD
    It's showtime!

    Two tickets to the opening weekend (your choice of day and time), two pint glasses (which includes three pours per person) + above (travel expenses not included). So bring a friend, enjoy the movie and some brews on the house!

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    Friends night out.

    Bring three more of your friends! Three tickets to the opening weekend + above (four pint glasses, travel expenses not included).

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    Your own screening!

    Have your own private screening! At a location of your choosing! House party? No problem! Your bar or restaurant? Sounds good! *Limited to the San Francisco Bay Area only.

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    You'll get your name and/or logo in the credits for five seconds + above.

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    Need a commercial? You've got your back! 30 second commercial or video for you + above.

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    You've earned the title as Exective Producer! Your name will be in the credits as such, plus all the above perks!

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