I have been watching and enjoying the new Discovery Channel documentary series Brew Masters starring Sam Calagione from Dogfish Head Craftbrewery in Delaware, US. Tonight is the screening of the last episode in the series, and previous episodes have covered collaboration beers with Sony for Bitches Brew and Epic Brewing from NZ with Portamarillo which is a beer spiced with Tamarillo fruit. My favourite episode is the Cicha episode where they make a corn beer which is mashed by chewing on the grains so the amylase protein in the brewers saliva converts the corn starch to fermentable sugars. Besides these interesting brews the series highlights overall Dogfish Head production from issues with the bottling line to the operation at the Rehoboth Beach brewpub. Snippets of the series is available from Discovery Channel website, and through other various means such as *cough*channel BT*cough*.
I had heard of Sam and Brian’s hip hop act the ‘Pain Releivaz’ before, but the Bitches Brew episode was the first time I had heard them in action. Enjoy.
BTW – Dogfish Head use proper real keg as there preferred packaging. If this offends, then maybe this isn’t the documentary for you.