Sunday, January 27, 2013

New TV show to showcase Colorado Brews

TV show: Colorado BrewsThe popularity of Colorado's craft beer culture has gathered a lot of attention recently not only because of the boom in brewery openings, recent film documentaries and the growing number of radio programs dedicated to it, but also in a new show for a TV series. Coming this April to Rocky Mountain PBS is a half hour show called "Colorado Brews".

The show is the vision of Creator and Executive Producer Charles Nuckolls and has a cast of Colorado beer enthusiasts including the host Ed Sealover (reporter, author) and supporting cast: Chef David Davis (The Golden Hotel) and Colorado beer bloggers Leah Arthur (Colorado Beer Girl), Billy Broas (BillyBrew) and Dave Butler (Fermentedly Challenged). The first episode features Crabtree Brewing Company in Greeley, CO and covers other areas like local events, homebrewing, food pairing and beer tech. A local Greeley homebrew club (Treehouse Brewers) was also interviewed.

Ed Sealover Leah Arthur Chef David Davis Billy Broas Dave Butler

The first series episode recorded last Summer in various places around Colorado and is set to debut on Rocky Mountain PBS on Saturday, April 6th, 2013 at 9:30pm Mountain time and is looking for a strong showing and support before this show begins a series this Fall.

Show synopsis:

Colorado is to beer what Napa Valley is to wine!

The idea is that Colorado Brews will be a weekly half hour television program devoted to showcasing Colorado’s craft breweries, which produce an estimated one million barrels of beer annually. More then 8% of America’s craft breweries are in Colorado with less then 2% of the nation’s population, clearly, Colorado is the craft beer state.

Each week Colorado Brews will feature one of the state’s outstanding breweries and highlight the signature beers they produce and the passionate brew masters who create them. Each episode will also include a reporter on location at one of Colorado’s beer events or festivals, a home brewing segment, a food & beer pairing segment, and a beer tech segment that explains a technical aspect of the beverage, like proper serving temperature or glassware.

Colorado has 160+ craft breweries operating and 75 more in development. Colorado’s Front Range is the largest craft brewing market in the United States.

The innovative and dynamic beers being produced by Colorado’s brewers are winning national and international awards and are showing up in restaurants and in stores all over the world.

Sneak peek at the extended preview:

View this video directly on YouTube: "Colorado Brews Extended Preview"

Follow the show on Facebook:

The show has set up a Facebook Page where everyone can get the latest news about the show and when it will be on. Rocky Mountain PBS will initially air the show on April 6th, 2013 and will be available all over Colorado and parts of New Mexico and Arizona initially.

The show needs your support! Like them on Facebook and tell as many people about it as you can. Given enough interest, the show will be seen weekly and feature different Colorado breweries, events, and the latest tips on homebrewing and the tech behind beer.

Featured Brewer/Owners: Crabtree Brewing Company

Fermentedly Challenged comments: I was thrilled to be invited to participate in this project and to have Greeley, CO featured in this first episode. A lot has changed in Colorado since last summer, including Crabtree Brewing relocating to a more central location in town. I'll post more about the show as the air date nears.

Related articles:
- Beer Culture Movie Denver premiere. (2011)
- Beer Wars: The Good, The Bad & The Ugly. (2009)

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