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Beer Wars Rage at CMA

When: Fri., Aug. 26 2011

So the Rust Belt can't claim the balmiest weather or the slickest economy. But there's one thing we've got, and that's beer. And while we're going to assume you already know a lot about everyone's favorite blend of water, malt, hops, and yeast, it wouldn't hurt to go see Beer Wars tonight at the Cleveland Museum of Art. It's a 2009 documentary about underdog microbreweries, like Dogfish Head and New Century, fighting to survive against mammoth conglomerates like MillerCoors and InBev. In the end, the question is how craft breweries can survive when the beer giants have both the money and the distribution laws on their side? The film was written, directed, and narrated by Anat Baron, former general manager of Mike's Hard Lemonade; so the food for thought comes with a tall, cool pour of insider sensibilities. It all starts tonight at 7 p.m. in the museum's Morley Lecture Hall. Admission is $9 with discounts for seniors and students. — Lydia Munnell 11150 East Blvd.; 216-421-7350;

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