Parents' Guide to

The Story of German Beer

By Davis Ryan Cook, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 13+

Fact-packed doc memorializes history and science of beer.

TV Max Educational 2021
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This series certainly lives up to its title, providing nearly an hour of in-depth explanations and displays of the past, present, and future of German beer production. The documentary is a beer lover's dream, showing as it does a slew of close-ups and dense explanations that will likely delight people who are familiar with the steps of making beer and with beer in general.

The documentary's visuals and information are extensive, and it's obvious that this was made by people who were passionate about their subject. There isn't any problem with The Story of German Beer's quality, because in terms of both entertainment and edification it's a grand slam. The missing piece of the puzzle is that the documentary doesn't discuss any of the short or long term health consequences of beer whatsoever. So, depending on both adult and child viewers' maturity levels (or lack thereof), it might come across as a celebration of beer that some viewers might find problematic. However, in the end it's a well made documentary and should be transfixig for any over-21 lovers of the titular beverage.

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