Brew Masters 1 Season 2010

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Season 1
(24) IMDb 7.7/10
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1. Bitches Brew TV-14 CC

Sam Calagione and Dogfish Head Brewery collaborate with Sony Records to create a new fusion beer to celebrate the 40th Anniversary of Miles Davis' album, "Bitches Brew." With a very tight deadline, they must formulate, produce and ship 50,000 bottles.

Starring:
Sam Calagione
Runtime:
44 minutes
Original air date:
November 21, 2010

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Bitches Brew

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Product Details

Genres Documentary
Director Bengt Anderson
Starring Sam Calagione
Season year 2010
Network Discovery
Producers Richard Alindogan, Bengt Anderson, Jonathan Cianfrani, Christopher Collins, Lydia Tenaglia
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Format Amazon Instant Video (streaming online video and digital download)

Customer Reviews

If you like good beer or you're a home brewer, you will love this show.
Ryan Bevel
It was interesting in that it showed the science of beer brewing, the brewing process, and the decisions that the brewmaster makes in formulating a unique beer.
Linda L. Robinett
The owner of Dogfish Head, Sam Caglione, is a charasmatic, easy-going individual who was born to brew beer.
J. Grimes

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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Linda L. Robinett on March 17, 2011
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This is an episode of the reality show Masterbrewers based on Dog Fish Head brewers. It was interesting in that it showed the science of beer brewing, the brewing process, and the decisions that the brewmaster makes in formulating a unique beer. The culture of Dog Fish Head brewery and their clientale in making exteme brews.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Kevin on October 9, 2011
Reality series that follows Sam (Owner of DogFishHead Brewery) as he and his team create some very interesting beers through field research and Sam's own less than ordinary ideas. It's done well, he's genuinely interesting and easy to listen to. The rap part was kind of dumb, but it was short enough that it was sort of funny in one of the episodes. And the Miles Davis collaboration was awesome, as was the collaboration and subsequent trip to New Zealand (collaborated with a brewery there). I wish there were more episodes.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Linda O'Connor on November 24, 2012
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Loved this series, which has inspired me to take my home brewing to the next level. The story of Dogfishhead Brewery and Sam Calagione is an important example of ethical business practices leading to success. The technical aspects of the video shine as well.
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The Portamarillo episode was much better than the Chicha episode, but still has a long way to go toward becoming entertaining and informative. In this episode, Dogfish Head is making their annual run of Punkin ale while collaborating with Epic Brewing of New Zealand on a spiced porter for entry in an NZ craft brewing competition. New Zealand is a big producer of hops with a nascent craft brewing movement in a market almost entirely dominated by weak, bland macros (kinda like the US of the 80's). In the NZ beer scene, Epic is truly a stand-out, maybe the best brewers in that country (their IPAs go toe-to-toe with almost anything I've had in the US... too bad you have to go to NZ or Oz to taste them!). Since Sam ends up going to New Zealand for the competition, it would have been great to see a little more of Epic. It seems like a rare opportunity missed since we'll be seeing plenty of Dogfish Head's production facitities during the series. It was interesting to see the discussion among the judging panel during the competition.

While Sam is in NZ, there is a problem on the bottling line where the Punkin is put in bottles with twist-off caps instead of the usual pry-off caps. That, too, was interesting to see the kinds of speed bumps that hit production in any small business and how the business reacts. It was cool to see how a brewer / bottler goes about testing how good a bottle cap is at retaining the CO2 in the bottle. It seemed a little contrived that after testing revealed the twist-offs were working fine, Dogfish Head still decided not to release the mis-bottled beer and instead gave the beer to the employees. It communicated a nice sort of touchy-feely sentiment, but a lot of it definitely does feel like manufactured drama and blatant PR/advertising for Dogfish Head.
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By Julie Weber on December 7, 2010
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This show is great, probably my new favorite show of all time. Being a brewer I love watching this stuff. I thought it was hilarious how they were having trouble with their bottling line. Anyone in the brewing industry knows why this is funny. This show is nothing like your run of the mill reality show(Cake Boss), there is no added drama for tv. I mean a guy dumped a 55 gallon drum of label glue on the floor and Sam laughed about it. If I did that at work there would be a possibility of getting fired. The show is genuinely about teaching the uninitiated about beer and beer culture around the world. For example he goes to New Zealand(a country that produces some of the best beer in the world, has an exploding craft beer scene and arguably grows the best hops money can buy). If some people stopped drooling over beeradvocate all day and used their own brains and palates they might know that. While on a mission to brew chicha Sam heads to Peru to learn the proper methods involved. While there Sam learns that some chicha is not made anymore by chewing and spitting the corn back out and some of it is. In keeping with their "Off-centered ales for off-centered people" motto Sam decides to use the historically accurate method of chewing the corn and spitting it into the brewing vessel for starch conversion. What else would you expect from Dogfish Head? All in all I think this is very good television and is a must watch for anyone that enjoys beer. I love the way it shows the craft brewing industry's clownish and loose side because that's the way it is. Craft beer is not "wine", and the day it becomes that is the day craft beer fails.
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By Contemp Gal on May 26, 2014
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I'm not a brewer, but I really enjoyed it. Learned a lot too. Too bad that the Discovery Channel cancelled the show after only one season.
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By John Price on February 3, 2014
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Loved the series, Love the beer,I am totally instep with Sams thought process of discovery. This is a great for people who don't understand the Micro Brew revolutions theory of it is OK not to taste like Big Beer. There is more to life then Big Beer and their Horses. Walk on the wild side of beer it is OK to do it. The series explores different cultures of beer and teaches a bit about the history of beer.
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By Devon on January 2, 2014
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Dogfish Head beer got me into craft beer and I have never looked back. Heard about this show from a friend who home brews. This really highlights Sam Calagione and the Dogfish head company's passion and care they bring to brewing. I have a new appreciation for beer and Dogfish head after this. I hope they bring this show back.
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