Beer (actually) on TV?

During a recent stay in a home outfitted with this newfangled invention called “cable tv”, I watched a lot of both American Pickers and The Best Thing I Ever Ate. Those were the good shows.

Why you ask?

Because the people doing the shows or being interviewed CARED about what they were talking about passionately. Forget the shows with people yelling at each other. Or the shows that purport to be “real”. Take your competition shows and stick them… OK you get my point.

So I was cautiously optimistic about the Discovery Network show which was to have Sam Calagione hosting. Unfortunately, just as the show was announced another announcement came out which lowered my expectations. Who knows how the show will look or if it will even make it to air.

Now there are supposedly two more beer shows in the works. One a quasi competition/historical brew show on the History Network..

And another tuned to the travel edge on the Food Network…
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Which will succeed? I will be able to tell you after five minutes. The one with passion.

Beer Discovery Afternoon

Sunday, April 26th at 3pm sharp. Five beers (see list below) will be poured to the first nine that RSVP. For this tasting, I was aiming for lighter beers.  For me, a really good pale ale or lager is hard to find.  They are delicate in comparison to hop bombs or dubbels.  So you can’t overpower a taster.  But they are perfect for hot weather climes like Los Angeles.  But enough from me, later I will publish the reactions to these brews from my panel of guests.

New Belgium – Mighty Arrow

Port Brewing – Hot Rocks Lager

Ommegang – Ommeggedon

Telegraph – Reserve Wheat

+ Mystery Beer

Discovery Nights

Starting in April, I will be conducting Beer Discovery Nights and then posting results and comments right here on the Search Party blog.  Details are still to be worked out but there will be 4 beers on the docket either from one style or one brewery plus the St. Bernard Find of the Night and some munchies that pair well with the beer. Space will be limited.