A note from our curator, independent filmmaker David Conover on why he chose this film:
Could you find a German town that produces 50 different beers from more than 10 breweries? Bamberg, of course. Filmmaker Martin Fischer made a documentary about the town’s inimitable and famous beer culture called Bamberg: A City Built on Beer. We were so inspired, we decided to create a short recut of the film. What I find fascinating is how beer in Bamberg, much like sports, is an expression of hometown loyalty and pride. One Bamberger puts it this way: “If a local resident buys something other than local beer here, somebody should punch him out. That could kill our breweries.” Cheers to that!
Produced by David Conover and Compass Light Productions
Visit Bamberg, the “epicenter of beer culture”—and perhaps sample the infamous rauschbier—when you join Grand Circle Cruise Line for The Great Rivers of Europe.