The Beer Barons

It’s always fascinating to know that Germany has as much interest in the immigrants who came here as we do in the homeland. Look Filmproduktion is making a documentary for Germany’s public TV about the Beer Barons. We all know that beer, Germans and St. Louis are synonymous right? Share what you feel beer meant to our German ancestors and its role in St Louis culture please?

LOOK! Filmproduktion, is an independent production company commissioned by German public service broadcaster SWR to produce a 90 min. documentary film about the history of German immigrants who came to the US in the 19. Century and established themselves as brewers. Our plan is to tell the stories of several “beer-families“, the specific culture they and their fellow German immigrants brought to the cities they settled in, such as St. Louis and Milwaukee, and their rise and fall through Civil War, Gold Rush era, World Wars, Prohibition and into the 20th century, drawing a lively and engaging picture of a very special part of American and German history and culture.. It is important to us to show the ways in which St. Louis has been formed by its German citizens and breweries.”

Learn more…. http://www.lookfilm.de/

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