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The craft beer documentary, Crafting A Nation, screens tonight at at Crooked Stave

Remember the days when times were simple -- and so was the beer? It is easy to reminisce about those times when we look around and see our economy crumbling and our government and world in turmoil. But we can't say the same for beer.

The once boring and typically adulterated ales of the past are getting a run for their money by craft brew masters in Colorado and around the country, allowing for a much superior sauce. Although we may take these beer makers for granted, others do not, and the documentary Crafting A Nation gives major props to the fine people who are trying to rebuild this country, one great brew at a time.

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Directed and produced by Thomas Kolicko, Crafting A Nation explores the role of American Craft Brewers throughout selected cities in the U.S and how their business is creating jobs, tax revenue and essentially a better future.

The film will be screening at the Crooked Stave Artisan Beer Project located in The Source, at 7 p.m. After the film, guests will have a chance to participate in Q&As with industry leaders like Bob Pease, the Brewers Association's Chief Operating Officer, and Colorado Brewers Guild marketing guru Steve Kurowski. Tickets are $10 and can be purchased online.

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