What’s on tap Brew Masters? Some folks are wondering what the heck happened to the Dogfish Head Brew Masters show on The Discovery Channel. I was wondering myself.
Anyway, I found out what’s going on. The show had 6 episodes slated for broadcast between November and December. We saw 5, then wondered what happened. Episode 6 covers the opening of a new Dogfish Head rooftop brewpub in New York City. A delay in the opening of that brewpub led to a delay in the completion of the episode.
With an opening date set for early 2011, we will hopefully see eipsode 6 air sometime in the next few months. That finishes up what they were slated to complete in 2010, but what happens beyond that? Who knows? We just wait and see what Discovery Channel decides to do.
In a previous post I cheered the creativity, dedication, and integrity of Sam Calagione, and I still mean every bit of it, but it seems like a show centered on one brewery may be short lived. With a name like “Brew Masters” you’d think that we would have seen a new brewery or brewpub every episode.
Maybe The Discovery Channel should expand the idea and try a different approach. This country is loaded with a bunch of innovative, creative, clever, and cool micro breweries with some pretty big beer offerings, and inspiring stories of startup to success. Plenty of amazing stuff out there to present. Why not give the viewers some variety?
By the way, you can download episodes of Brew Masters at Amazon.com.