UPDATE: 11/1/11. Show has been dropped by Discovery Channel. 6th Episode has yet to air.
OFFICIAL WORD FROM DISCOVERY CHANNEL:
I just received a call from Network Communications Spokesperson at The Discovery Channel: [Discovery Channel] is working on completing the final episode #6 of Brew Masters. It will be airing by early spring. They have NOT cancelled the show. Brew Masters was slated for an initial 6 episode run. Once the 6 are completed, Discovery Channel & Dogfish Head will evaluate the response and future direction.
3:20 pm: Washington Post article indicates show was a 6 episode run. The article concludes mentioning a delay in finishing episode 6, & an uncertain future. Article link —> http://voices.washingtonpost.com/all-we-can-eat/beer/beer-tracking-dogfish.html Article quote: “Also yet to be decided: Whether the Discovery Channel will film additional episodes of “Brew Masters.” “Our production and development people are keeping all options open,” Weinberg said.”
3:10 pm: Found this tweet from Dec 24
3:00 pm: Made calls to Discovery Channels Media/Public Relations line. Only voicemail. No one picks up the phone at Dogfish Head…
2:30 pm – Ok. So much for trying to be an attentive blogger. I think I stepped into a wasp’s nest on this one. A friend in Delaware gathered this info at the brewpub that Brew Masters is basically done. I found another article just now that mentions the same info —> http://wp.me/pBL4g-16g The Discovery Channel maintains there is more content in progress.
So… sorry for any alarm. I can’t find anymore info yet. Time will tell.
1:45pm – UPDATE: The Discovery Channel just sent me a message that they are currently working on show content. Vague, not sure what that means… but seems like cancelled is too hasty. We’ll see. (Special thanks to @HopMonkey too)
12:50pm – A friend close to Dogfish Head just told me that Brew Masters is no more. Or at least that is the rumor.
It’s been weeks since the last episode, and people were starting to wonder whats up. Apparently – nothing. The Discovery Channel website has no mention of the show discontinuing, and The Dogfish Blog has no mention of the state of affairs right now. I hope the rumor is false. But… since we haven’t seen an episode in weeks, seems plausible.
More to follow …
Last night, Episode 2 of Brew Masters aired, featuring the Incan spit beer called Chicha. While watching the Discovery Channel today (Monday) there will be another new Episode of Brew Masters.
This episode features Sam & Dogfish Brewing collaborating on a beer with another unique ingredient, a portamarillo tomato. Dogfish collaborates with New Zealand brewer Epic Beer.
Just a heads up, episode #3 airs tonight 11/29/10, at 10 pm on Discovery Channel.
It was here and gone in a matter of a day or 2, then featured on Sunday’s Brew Masters program on the Discovery Channel. The beer I speak about is Bitches Brew, Dogfish Brewing’s (Milton, DE) imperial stout commemorating the 40th anniversary of Miles Davis’s “Bitches Brew”. If you know Dogfish, you know it’s not just an imperial stout. It’s actually a blend of an imperial stout and honey beer with gesho root. To help ease a bit of the demand for this beer, the brewery made more. It hits the shelves today.
Style: Russian Imperial Stout (blended)
Taste Expectations: Roasty. Coffee, honey, bitter chocolate. Little malt sweetness. Bold
Availability: 750 ML champagne bottles. Capped. Limited brew.
Check out the full story –> http://bit.ly/f9v6G3
Tonight is the premiere of the Discovery Channel’s new show “Brew Masters“. The show features Sam Calagione, founder of Dogfish Head Brewery, as he and his partners travel the world searching for exotic ingredients and discovering ancient techniques to make original beers.
The Fred Bar is hosting a viewing party. Here’s the beers and the event lineup.
7:30 pm – Bitches Brew, Miles Davis album celebrating it’s 40th anniversary and the name sake of Dogfish Head’s recent beer – Bitches Brew will be played. A rare keg of Bitches Brew is tapped!
8:30 pm – Beer Wars will be viewed. Beer wars is a 2009 documentary about the American Beer Industry. Investigates Macro vs. Micro brewing including Dogfish Head & Stone Brewing.
10:00 pm – The premiere of Brew Masters on the Discovery Channel.
Other beers include –
Dogfish Palo Santo Marron, Burton Baton, & Red & White 750ML bottles.
The Fred Bar — 11/21, 7:30 pm
5600 Roswell Rd
Atlanta, GA 30342
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