I always said some of Dogfish Brewing (Milton, DE) beers are like beer meets Discovery Channel. Now, it actually is. Sam Calgione, founder of Dogfish Head Brewing is hosting a new show on the Discovery Channel.
From the show’s website:
It’s cold, it’s comforting, it’s beer … but for Sam Calagione, founder of one of America’s leading craft brewers Dogfish Head Brewery, beer is a passion, a business and a personal quest for best, most imaginative brews. PremieringSunday, November 21 at 10 PM E/P on Discovery Channel, BREW MASTERS follows Sam and his partners in suds as they travel the country and the world sourcing exotic ingredients and discovering ancient techniques to produce beers of astounding originality.
From chocolate to mussels to tomatoes, Sam is constantly pushing his team and himself to innovate and celebrate the amazing world of beer and beer making. The imagination of the Dogfish Head team is matched only by the fun they inject into every facet of their jobs. Beer tasting meetings in the conference room with co-workers, a bocce ball league in the parking lot, filming original rap videos in the brewery plant, it’s all in a days work for BREW MASTERS.
Running a successful business also requires inspiration, so BREW MASTERS hits the road for the ultimate beer tasting road trip. Sam sets out to recreate “ancient ales” that have been discovered at sites around the world from Egypt to Peru. He travels to Rome to research old world Italian beers as inspiration for a new site in New York with Mario Batali. A visit to New Zealand introduces the idea of making the “first tomato based beer.” And back home, Sam is tasked to come up with a commemorative beer called “Bitches Brew” to celebrate the 40th anniversary release of Miles Davis’ famous recording.
“Beer has always been my passion. It is so much more than what you see in the glass. I’m excited to share the diligence, daring and creativity that we pour into our work,” said Calagione.
Head to The Fred Bar on November 21st for a Brewmasters Viewing Party! Starts at 7:30 and runs until the show ends. Fred closes at 2am so no need to run home after. Also, there is a rumor that they might have a keg of Bitches Brew. A rare keg for sure. Not confirmed yet. Either way, should be a good series, and a fun viewing party.
The Fred Bar – 11/21, 7:30 pm
5600 Roswell Rd
Atlanta, GA 30342