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Title: Brew Dogs Premiere
Post by: HoosierBrew on September 28, 2013, 11:44:15 PM
I'm watching the premiere of "Brew Dogs" ( based around the Scottish guys from Brewdog).  They're doing the first episode at Stone in San Diego. Nice.  Greg Koch figures pretty prominently, which is nice too. They're actually brewing a batch with Greg, so it attempts to be fairly educational. Pretty entertaining - hope it stays that way.
Title: Re: Brew Dogs Premiere
Post by: philm63 on September 30, 2013, 02:35:19 PM
Saw it, thought it was insightful and pretty amusing. Not sure I'd put kelp in my beer, though... I guess it's still better than beaver anus, no?
Title: Re: Brew Dogs Premiere
Post by: HoosierBrew on September 30, 2013, 02:43:34 PM
Yeah the kelp was a stretch.  Pretty good show anyway.
Title: Re: Brew Dogs Premiere
Post by: tomsawyer on September 30, 2013, 02:52:03 PM
Didn't they brew on a train?  I didn't watch long enough to get why that was.
Title: Re: Brew Dogs Premiere
Post by: HoosierBrew on September 30, 2013, 02:55:39 PM
Yep.  They said that it had allegedly never been done before.  Per the railway regulations, they did it with electric kettle heating instead of propane.
Title: Re: Brew Dogs Premiere
Post by: brewmasternpb on September 30, 2013, 03:26:22 PM
I did like the show.  I thought the plot was kind of hokey (seemed to mirror the formula for every other TLC-like realty show), but I liked the hosts and Greg Koch was awesome.  I think it offered more beer info than the Sam Calagione show a couple of years ago.  I also liked the food and beer pairing segment, along with the top 5 places in San Diego to go to.  I will definitely watch every week.
Title: Re: Brew Dogs Premiere
Post by: majorvices on September 30, 2013, 03:42:52 PM
Is their beer any good? Because the hype and gimmick really f'ing turns me off.
Title: Re: Brew Dogs Premiere
Post by: denny on September 30, 2013, 03:46:28 PM
Is their beer any good? Because the hype and gimmick really f'ing turns me off.

Yeah, my cable doesn't carry the show and I'm not sure I'd watch it anyway.  Kind of a "jump the shark" thing AFAIAC.
Title: Re: Brew Dogs Premiere
Post by: majorvices on September 30, 2013, 03:50:38 PM
What's it Dixon says? "It's beer, not a popularity contest."

Not to take away from y'all's tv viewing enjoyment, to b sure. ;)
Title: Re: Brew Dogs Premiere
Post by: thebigbaker on September 30, 2013, 03:57:31 PM
I watched it and really didn't like it too much.  As mentioned above, that brewing on the train thing and brewing w/ kelp was gimmicky.  Not the worst show on TV, but I'll probably skip the next episodes. 

Personally, I'm still waiting for the Denny and Keith reality show.  ;D
Title: Re: Brew Dogs Premiere
Post by: denny on September 30, 2013, 04:01:29 PM
Personally, I'm still waiting for the Denny and Keith reality show.  ;D

Damn, now THAT would be good!

Actually, about a year ago the AHA put  reality TV crew from LA in touch with me.   They wanted to do a show about men who were passionate about their hobbies. I made a couple demos that they liked, but in the end I couldn't fake the stuff they wanted me to.  They wanted a guy with a big fancy system who was in conflict with his wife about the hobby.  I just couldn't pull that off, so I passed.
Title: Re: Brew Dogs Premiere
Post by: majorvices on September 30, 2013, 04:15:57 PM
The reality of brewing is as much as I like to do it it just isn't fun to watch someone brew beer.
Title: Re: Brew Dogs Premiere
Post by: Joe Sr. on September 30, 2013, 04:16:55 PM
Yep.  They said that it had allegedly never been done before. 

This is not necessarily a reason to do something.  There are many things that have never been done before for good reasons.
Title: Re: Brew Dogs Premiere
Post by: morticaixavier on September 30, 2013, 04:18:50 PM
The reality of brewing is as much as I like to do it it just isn't fun to watch someone brew beer.

... and then we wait two weeks... really guys, that's it... ahh come on turn off the cameras already... I'm outa here... Dude! I'm in the fing bathroom... THUD!!
Title: Re: Brew Dogs Premiere
Post by: bluesman on September 30, 2013, 04:42:11 PM
Haven't seen it yet. I'll check it out when I can. Brewing beer is serious AND fun. That's a difficult fusion for TV. Not saying it can't be done. It's one or the other IMO. Science or entertainment.

Title: Re: Brew Dogs Premiere
Post by: redbeerman on September 30, 2013, 04:45:46 PM
Saw a little bit of it, just didn't keep my interest.  Ended up watching Ironman 3. :o
Title: Re: Brew Dogs Premiere
Post by: AmandaK on September 30, 2013, 04:50:19 PM
Saw a little bit of it, just didn't keep my interest. 

Same here. Saw the train bit and figured I could do better things with my time.
Title: Re: Brew Dogs Premiere
Post by: guido on September 30, 2013, 05:01:01 PM
Lame.
Title: Re: Brew Dogs Premiere
Post by: tomsawyer on October 01, 2013, 02:37:30 PM
The reality of brewing is as much as I like to do it it just isn't fun to watch someone brew beer.
Agreed, its like someone's signature on here.  Brewing is like porn, OK to watch but way more fun to make yourself.
Title: Re: Brew Dogs Premiere
Post by: flars on October 01, 2013, 06:59:37 PM
The reality of brewing is as much as I like to do it it just isn't fun to watch someone brew beer.
Let's say Samuel Clemens was a hobby brewer.  Might be a whole lot of fun waiting to bottle.
Title: Re: Brew Dogs Premiere
Post by: The Professor on October 01, 2013, 07:55:32 PM

Nice effort, just not very compelling.

Like most 'reality TV",there wasn't much 'real' about it. 
Like many of their beers (some of which are pretty good), it seems like the gimmickry takes center stage.

Thus far, the only beer themed television I found remotely interesting  and worthy of the time to watch was Michael Jackson's six part BEER HUNTER series, 20 years ago.
Title: Re: Brew Dogs Premiere
Post by: scottNU on October 01, 2013, 11:54:19 PM
I wanted to like it a lot.  I tried to like it.  I failed.  I didn't hate it, but probably won't be back.
Title: Re: Brew Dogs Premiere
Post by: The Professor on October 02, 2013, 12:49:50 AM
I wanted to like it a lot.  I tried to like it.  I failed.  I didn't hate it, but probably won't be back.

Same here.  Didn't hate it, but there's no reason to revisit it.
Title: Re: Brew Dogs Premiere
Post by: majorvices on October 02, 2013, 01:05:37 AM
I just wanted to apologize to HoosierBrew for pooping on your thread. Sorry bro. ;)
Title: Re: Brew Dogs Premiere
Post by: dannyjed on October 02, 2013, 01:16:37 AM

Nice effort, just not very compelling.

Like most 'reality TV",there wasn't much 'real' about it. 
Like many of their beers (some of which are pretty good), it seems like the gimmickry takes center stage.

Thus far, the only beer themed television I found remotely interesting  and worthy of the time to watch was Michael Jackson's six part BEER HUNTER series, 20 years ago.
Agreed and still relavent today.