Brewmasters (your dream series)

Discussion in 'Beer Talk' started by bismarksays, Feb 6, 2013.

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  1. bismarksays

    bismarksays Initiate (0) Dec 7, 2008 Iowa

    I know the show had mixed reviews here, but if it were to magically get another season, which brewer/brewery would you like to see followed?

    For the record, I loved the show and thought Sam and Dogfishhead did a great job representing the difficulties and successes of being a smaller business/brewery and following your own dreams.
  2. beerme411

    beerme411 Initiate (0) Sep 28, 2010 California

    Sierra Nevada, I'd like to her from ken and go through some of the history of craft brewing in the US as well. Although I could be a homer as my first beer was SNPA in chico. I would think it would be a good introduction into the world of craft.
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  3. TheMonkfish

    TheMonkfish Initiate (0) Jan 8, 2012 Chad

    Lagunitas - Tony M. has the personality that could do well on TV - kind of an Anthony Bourdain edge.

    I'm sure season 1 was fine, but I couldn't make it past the first episode.
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  4. mrhartounian

    mrhartounian Initiate (0) Nov 23, 2009 Massachusetts

    I'm thinking Greg Koch would do a nice job.
  5. Brunite

    Brunite Devotee (489) Sep 21, 2009 Illinois


    I'd love to hear the actual reasoning behind the decision to do a beard-yeast beer, which the host/reporter would surely ask about. In addition...the hype generated by the show would likely get all the hipsters buying up all that maple bacon stuff off the shelves so we would no longer see any more threads about it:sunglasses:.
  6. djrn2

    djrn2 Poo-Bah (2,260) Nov 4, 2009 New Jersey

    Lost Abbey/Pizza Port with Tomme Arthur
  7. CharlatanSin

    CharlatanSin Initiate (0) May 28, 2009 Connecticut

    HF. I'd be interested in seeing the rapid development from little brewery in the middle of nowhere to the hype train darlings, and how they deal with that.
  8. Knapp85

    Knapp85 Poo-Bah (7,849) Dec 25, 2009 Pennsylvania

    All of the breweries. Do a few different ones through out the season. Hit places like Cigar City then Kuhnhenn, Then Hair of the Dog and maybe hit Anchorage after that. Travel the entire country and show us a little of everyone. Each successful brewery out there has a nitch and that is what keeps people coming back for more. Show us, the people who love this stuff what it is all about and how they're making it possible. Hell, you might even find out about a new brewery along the way. I thought the show was really good as well and I even said while it was on that they should be doing more than just DfH on this show. I'd love to see it come back and have it be almost worldwide instead of just in Delaware.
  9. gtermi

    gtermi Meyvn (1,204) Apr 21, 2010 Texas

    I think you nailed it with Lagunitas. He is crazy and is will say whatever he thinks.
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  10. GregoryVII

    GregoryVII Initiate (0) Jan 30, 2006 Michigan

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  11. reverseapachemaster

    reverseapachemaster Initiate (172) Sep 21, 2012 Texas

    I liked the idea of the show a lot but I wasn't impressed with the format. It was so over the top reality show. Each episode had some dramatic story that had to be resolved in 60 minutes with the longer story arch of building the new brewery. Brewing is just not the kind of thing that needs or contributes well to that kind of dramatic interpretation. They could have easily have made each show about some interesting aspect of what the brewery does/new stuff they are working on and intermingled lighter material to keep it upbeat and more than just watching people dump dry hops in a fermentor for an hour. Alternatively they could have focused on a product/project and discussed an issue in the craft market per episode. It was never going to be a show with big ratings numbers but I think they could have taken that show out a few seasons in a profitable manner if they hadn't made it so douchey.
  12. Brunite

    Brunite Devotee (489) Sep 21, 2009 Illinois

    But....wasn't the reason it was pulled due to outside pressure rather than the show being so "douchey"?
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  13. audioserf

    audioserf Initiate (0) Sep 3, 2010 Connecticut

    I think BMC pays a lot of advertising money to Dsicovery and they were none too pleased about Brewmasters being a thing.

    I'd be pumped on a Stone Brewing Co season of Brewmasters. Greg would be great.
  14. TheMonkfish

    TheMonkfish Initiate (0) Jan 8, 2012 Chad

    Even if it hadn’t been pulled due to the objections of sponsors I don’t know that it would have had a shot at season II unless they moved away from the “Bill and Ted’s Brewing Adventure” / dudebro vibe that I got from the little bit of the show I did see.
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  15. Brunite

    Brunite Devotee (489) Sep 21, 2009 Illinois

    Agreed. I lost interest in the daily adventures of Sam. But a different brewery each episode? That would be interesting. Founders, Three Floyds, Firestone Walker, the list would be endless.
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  16. Lantern

    Lantern Initiate (0) Feb 27, 2011

    I loved the show. DVR'd every episode that aired. It won't see the light of day again with ANY brewery that matters to us.
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  17. fujindemon74

    fujindemon74 Initiate (0) Nov 7, 2012 Pennsylvania

    Until AB-InBev wants to feature Goose Island...
  18. AugiePrimrose

    AugiePrimrose Initiate (0) Nov 19, 2009 Illinois

    I'd love a show similar to Diners, Drive-Ins, & Dives...but for craft beer. Find a personable/knowledgable host that hits breweries of all sizes in all regions of the country and shows what they're about.
  19. Lantern

    Lantern Initiate (0) Feb 27, 2011

    I'm not into Goose Island. Had nothing spectacular from them. Give me DFH, Founders, Stone, Bell's, Oskar Blues or Avery over them anyday.
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  20. Blanco

    Blanco Defender (608) Oct 11, 2008 Pennsylvania

    exactly. oh and beer bars. I'd even take a "No Reservations" style show going from city to city.
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  21. Casedogg43

    Casedogg43 Initiate (0) Jan 4, 2012 Indiana

    They couldn't handle FFF and DLD! Lol
  22. abaculy

    abaculy Initiate (0) Sep 14, 2005 Michigan

    There is a show in (West) Michigan caelld Great American Brew Trail. Look it up online and catch episode segments on YouTube!
  23. IceAce

    IceAce Savant (910) Jan 8, 2004 California

    These fine folks:

    ...were filming at Stone today...
  24. TheBeerAlmanac

    TheBeerAlmanac Savant (945) Mar 3, 2011 Kentucky

    I think you missed the point.
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  25. bulldogbrewhaus

    bulldogbrewhaus Initiate (0) Sep 17, 2012 Virginia

    Gotta have Anchor as well then as they helped SN when they were starting out. Oskar Blues would be another good one. I like the triple D/No reservations idea though, that would be awesome. Who would be a good host?
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  26. Hanzo

    Hanzo Savant (954) Feb 27, 2012 Virginia

    The problem is cost. It is expensive flying around to all these breweries and shooting a show, and with such a small niche audience I just don't see anyone doing it on a large scale. There are a few decent web shows out there...and I think that is the best we are going to get.
  27. Lantern

    Lantern Initiate (0) Feb 27, 2011

    No, I understand. I was just making a statement. I was drinking.
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  28. UCLABrewN84

    UCLABrewN84 Poo-Bah (13,624) Mar 18, 2010 California

    Meh, the ratings would be flat.
  29. Rosty

    Rosty Initiate (42) Nov 29, 2006 California

    It is called Drinking Made Easy with Zane Lamprey.
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  30. TheBeerAlmanac

    TheBeerAlmanac Savant (945) Mar 3, 2011 Kentucky

    I watched this abortion of a show once, worst thing to ever be on TV. The fact that a television station decided to air it makes me fear for humanity. This asshole goes to bars, gets blistered drunk, then makes a cringeworthy ass of himself on camera and fails to be remotely humorous in the process, which is difficult when you get blistered drunk all the time. Don't waste your time on this show, it would be more productive and entertaining to stick safety pins through your eyelids.
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  31. Douggo

    Douggo Initiate (116) Oct 24, 2009 Minnesota

    So, what you're saying is you kind of liked it?
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  32. TheBeerAlmanac

    TheBeerAlmanac Savant (945) Mar 3, 2011 Kentucky

    It was ok.
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  33. Earlycsquid

    Earlycsquid Devotee (489) Jan 7, 2013 California

    What do you expect a show about drinking will be? Hell, when Iron Chef had a bourbon episode, those judges were blasted. Made for great television.
  34. EyePeeAyBryan

    EyePeeAyBryan Crusader (728) Dec 20, 2011 Arizona

    I would like to agree but it's Discovery and they have tons of dumb niche shows about flying mail around Alaska, 2 or 3 gold mining shows, the very fake "man vs. wild" and building motorcycle shows. All shows I don't care about, especially how the freakin' mail gets delivered in Alaska. Does ANYONE even care about that? It's beer, we all drink it!
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  35. bulldogbrewhaus

    bulldogbrewhaus Initiate (0) Sep 17, 2012 Virginia

    I bet they dont even deliver on saturdays. I'm with you though there are way less entertaining shows currently on.
  36. flayedandskinned

    flayedandskinned Initiate (0) Jan 1, 2011 California

    Wayyy too pretentious.
  37. flayedandskinned

    flayedandskinned Initiate (0) Jan 1, 2011 California

    I honestly would love just another season with Dogfish.

    Vinnie and Russian River would be amazing, but he seems like the Joe Montana of brewers; just doesn't want to be in the spot light.

    Stone, I could see Discovery choosing them easily.
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  38. mattafett

    mattafett Aspirant (275) Mar 9, 2009 Iowa

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  39. TheBeerAlmanac

    TheBeerAlmanac Savant (945) Mar 3, 2011 Kentucky

    I tend to agree. Why does a beer show only have to cater to a beer audience? Deadliest Catch doesn't cater to fishermen? Make it entertaining and worth watching, then everyone will want to watch it.
  40. endovelico

    endovelico Initiate (0) Jul 25, 2008 Portugal

    Garret from Brooklyn Brewery. That guy oozes charisma.
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