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The Works: Beer

Gotta love it when beer makes it’s way onto the television.  Unfortunately, most beer shows are pretty bad.  I got a text message from a friend a few days ago alerting me to a beer show on History Channel, but I ignored it, thinking it was the Modern Marvels show I had seen numerous times.  Well, it wasn’t.  it was The Works, a new series on History Channel.  (more…)

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One of my favorite beer blogs (in case you hadn’t noticed) is written by William Brand. This last week he’s put together quite a few posts that I really liked, but in particular were the two listed below that I wanted to comment on. (more…)

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Top Chef Tackles Beer

I guess you could call me a bit of a foodie. My friends that have known me for some time have known that I’ve liked to cook longer than I’ve liked to drink beer. So,of course, the wife and I are big fans of Top Chef. For the longest time I’ve been waiting to see Garrett Oliver on the show with a beer pairing challenge. While my dream didn’t come true, they did have a challenge on the show, even if it was a quick fire challenge. (more…)

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I have to say, I love my TiVo.  There is a feature called Wishlist where you can enter a keyword and TiVo finds all programs with that word in the title or description.  So, being who I am, I entered “beer.”  I waded through the results and found a few shows that seemed interesting.  The one that jumped out as a very interesting show was “The Thirsty Traveler.”  (more…)

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Budweiser: Bunch of Liars?

In case you hadn’t noticed, the Super Bowl features a lot of commercials.  In some cases, the commercials receive more attention than the game.  And why not?  Who doesn’t love over-sized pigeons, women sporting uni-brows and Shaq riding a horse?  William Brand noticed something during the Bud Light commercials, and while I doubt congress will be meeting to find out the truth, I find this idea very amusing.  Check out the link to his blog after his jump for more info on the scandal waiting to erupt.  (more…)

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Here in the Bay Area we have more than a couple shows that showcase the Bay Area and the unique things that it has to offer. One of these shows is Eye On The Bay and this week they did a show on the pubs of the Bay Area. Check out their list of the best pubs and let me know your favorite spot for a proper pint in the Bay Area or wherever it is you call home.  (more…)

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Jeremy CowanMost of my favorite activities in life have something to do with beer. Drinking beer, brewing beer, writing about beer, you get the idea. One place beer is left out tends to be television. Most of the time you get some hokey show about beer that does little more than scrape the surface of what beer is all about. But occasionally, there’s some quality programming about the brewing industry. Now I have no idea where this falls, but He’Brew founder Jeremy Cowan will be on CNBC tonight on the show The Big Idea. So, if you like watching television about beer (who doesn’t?) check it out and let me know what you think.

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