If you like learning about microbreweries around the country, but do not want to invest a lot of time, the Travel Channel has a new web series you should check out. “Microbrew Madness” episodes are only six minutes long each, but the producers pack a plethora of information in each. There are 16 episodes currently available.
Each episode features one of four hosts: Lori Griffis (TravelChannel.com’s “Girls Gone Bayou”), Ewan Porter (Australian pro-golfer and commentator), Olivia Speranza (TravelChannel.com’s “Terminal Bliss at SFO”) and Ryan Van Duzer (TravelChannel.com’s “Bike Tour of California Wineries”). Each host takes viewers to different regions of the United States, tasting some of of the top local microbrews in 16 different cities. The cities visited include: Atlanta, Ga.; Boulder, Colo.; Chicago, Ill.; Cleveland, Ohio; Grand Rapids, Mich; Hermosa Beach, Calif.; Lakewood, N.Y.; Loveland, Colo.; Minneapolis, Minn.; Nashville, Tenn.; Portland, Ore.; San Antonio, Texas; St. Louis, Mo.; Tampa, Fla.; Tempe, Ariz. and Winston-Salem, N.C. They speak with chefs and brew masters, learn special food pairings and drink in the history to discover why each microbrewery is a can’t miss destination.
The web series can be viewed at the Travel Channel’s website.
To view specific episodes click below.
Appalachian Highlands and Southeast Region: Lori Griffis
5 Seasons Brewing – Atlanta, Ga.
Cigar City Brewing – Tampa, Fla.
Foothills Brewing Company – Winston-Salem, N.C.
Yazoo Brewing Company – Nashville, Tenn.
Mountain and Heartland Region: Ryan Van Duzer
Avery Brewing Company – Boulder, Colo.
Square One Brewery and Distillery – St. Louis, Mo.
Surly Brewing Company – Minneapolis, Minn.
Verboten Brewing – Loveland, Colo.
Northeast and Midwest Region: Ewan Porter
Founders Brewing Company – Grand Rapids, Mich
Goose Island Brewery – Chicago, Ill.
Great Lakes Brewing Company – Cleveland, Ohio
Southern Tier Brewing Company – Lakewood, N.Y.
Pacific Coast and Southwest Region: Olivia Speranza
Four Peaks Brewing Company – Tempe, Ariz.
Freetail Brewing Company – San Antonio, Texas
Hopworks Urban Brewery – Portland, Ore.
The Brewery at Abigaile – Hermosa Beach, Calif.
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