I have, and I really enjoy the show. The fact that I like it means it probably will not last very long, so you should probably watch it now before it gets cancelled.
The show is about James and Martin from BrewDog Brewery. You know ... of the famed End of History 55% ABV beer. James and Martin travel across the United States exploring craft beer towns. In every episode, they meet up with one iconic brewer and work on brewing a beer that uses local ingredients that capture the essence of the area they are in. If you are a craft beer geek ... especially a home-brewer, I don't think you can help but like this show.
Last night, was their "Denver" show. The brewer they met up with was Dale Katechis of Oskar Blues. Oskar Blues is a great choice, and Dale Katechis is absolutely a famous iconic brewer, but they are not in Denver. I would not even say they are close to Denver.
|Picture Stolen From Brew Dog's Facebook Page|
You can see their Top 5 "Denver" Craft Breweries list in the image above.
On this list, Odell and New Belgium are in Fort Collins, which is in no stretch of the imagination part of Denver.
Left Hand Brewing Company is a bit closer, but still not Denver. Not even what I would call part of the Denver Metro area.
Avery is in Boulder. Again, sort of close, but again, not.
Of the list, only Great Divide Brewing Company is actually a Denver Brewery.
The fact that they expanded their geographic area for their list is fine. I actually have no problem with it. And, these are all fine breweries, although they only picked the bigger, more nationally famous regional breweries when it seems they could have gone more small and local.
One thing that sort of rubbed me the wrong way, though ... when the announcer got to #2 on the list, they called Great Divide "one of the few breweries in the city limits of Denver". I've read articles that say the same thing, but Denver has lots of breweries. Most of them are small breweries that don't have a national presence, but there are several none-the-less. To say otherwise is just wrong, and lazy research.
I have a partial list at Denver Breweries. There have been many added since I did that list.
Anyway ... it doesn't matter. I still enjoyed the show and will continue to watch it every week.
Until, that is, they cancel the show because it is one of the few T.V. shows I like to watch.