Topic Archives: Discovery Channel

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Mike Rowe Stars In Discovery Channel’s “How Booze Built America”

Mike Rowe the star of Discovery Channel’s Dirty Jobs, is giving up the messy work to sit at the bar. On September 19th, Rowe will travel the country will go on an alcohol fueled journey into America’s booze history.  From the pilgrims to our forefathers and their beer and distilleries, the Wild West, & Prohibition, Rowe will attempt to cover it all.

The show debuts on September 19th, at 10 pm ET

Posted in Cool Stuff, Videos

Watch “How Beer Saved The World” Right Now

How Beer Saved The WorldThe Discovery Channel recently premiered a program aptly named “How Beer Saved The World.” Beer started civilizations, founded economies, healed the sick.  How you ask?   Watch this my beer drinking friends.   Its inspirational.  Note: Vid is in 3 parts.  Click the video pop-up to see the next part.  Like watch videos on beer history?  Check out Ken Burn’s Prohibition on Itunes.

Posted in Beer News, Dogfish Head

Remember When Dogfish Had To Find A Spigot In A Haystack?

Remember the episode of Brewmasters on the Discovery Channel when Dogfish Head lost a bottling spigot in the beer?  The brewery had to search through pallets of packaged bottles to find the missing tip.

So what did the brewery take away from the incident? If they had what they have now, it probably never would have happened.   Asset Management software from Asset Point.

Asset management software allows maintenance crews to establish a maintenance schedule for manufacturing equipment using a variety of parameters, such as date, hours used, electricity consumed, or miles accumulated.

Knowing the state of your equipment is half the battle to efficiency.  It prevents downtime, and equipment failures, like the spigot incident.

“We used spreadsheets and whiteboards. We weren’t even scheduling,” he says. “[Asset management software has] allowed us to plan our work a week at a time, so we know what everyone’s doing. It also allows us to track our emergency type work, so we can see the machines causing us the most grief and make some modifications.” 


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Discovery’s “How Beer Saved The World”

Discovery Channel has a soft spot for beer.  Check out this video about their show ” How Beer Saved The World”.

Posted in Beer News, Cool Stuff, Dogfish Head

Brew Masters Hits Itunes!

I have no earthly idea when this actually occured – but Discovery Channel’s “Brew Masters” is now available on Itunes.  The initial run of the show entails 6 episodes – 5 of which are now available on Itunes for $1.99 an episode.  All 6 episodes will set you back a whopping $9.95.

The 6th episode of Brew Masters is still currently in the works, with a few setbacks due to weather in New York City.  Episode 6 features a segment about Sam Calgione of Dogfish Head’s newest collaboration Eataly, an 8,000 square foot brewery and restaurant in NYC, opening in the spring.

A simple Itunes search will yield the episodes you seek… Happy watching!

Posted in Beer News, Dogfish Head, Epic Beer

Brew Masters New Again Tonight

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.

Posted in Beer News, Craft Beer Parties, Dogfish Head

Brewmasters Series on Discovery Channel

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.

Viewing Party!

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