Still from Jaime La Biere, a short that will be screened

  • Still from “J’aime La Biere,” a short that will be screened

This Friday, June 1, immediately following the Hot Springs Gallery Walk, Malco Theater will host a screening and beer tasting to benefit the Hot Springs Documentary Film Institute. (Sorry kids, the event is only open to 21 and up!) The hour long film program starts at 7 p.m. and includes pieces of an unfinished documentary about craft beer in Arkansas, with interviews with Rose and Todd Cranson, who are starting a microbrewery in a bathhouse on Bathhouse Row. They’ll also show “Beer O’Clock,” a doc that takes you step-by-step through the home-brewing process, and some shorts by local filmmakers. Beer from Diamond Bear of Little Rock, Tallgrass Brewing Co. of Manhattan, Kan. and Choc Beer of Krebs, Okla. will be served, as well as some home-brewed pale ales and a cider from the Hot Springs Homebrew Club. There’s a $20 suggested donation.