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New Documentary Highlights Craft Beer As An Economic Engine

A new feature-length documentary proposes an interesting driver for the economy: craft beer.  Crafting a Nationsaid director Thomas Kolicko, "is about pursuing a dream, with beer as the vehicle that drives it."

Kolicko described crafting beer as an inefficient task, which in turn creates jobs. The film takes the audience to craft breweries in eight different states and thirteen different regions.

Host Steve Potter discussed the impetus for the film with Kolicko, and the draw of craft beer with Kevin Lemp, co-owner of 4 Hands Brewing Company in St. Louis. 4 Hands Brewing Co. is one of the breweries featured in Crafting a Nation.

Cityscape is produced by Mary Edwards and Alex Heuer, hosted by Steve Potte and sponsored in part by the Missouri Arts Council, the Regional Arts Commission, and the Arts and Education Council.