For those who like videos about brewing but don’t have a lot of patience the Travel Channel has just launched a short-form web series “Microbrew Madness” – a spirited journey across America to discover some of the nation’s best craft breweries. One of new six-minute webisodes features Portland’s own Hopworks Urban Brewery and Christian Ettinger and there are 16 episodes in total all available for viewing right now.
The 16 locations featured in “Microbrew Madness” include:
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.
Four hosts are featured over the 16 episodes: 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”).
Griffis, Porter, Speranza and Van Duzer take viewers to different regions of the United States, tasting some 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.
Fans are invited to open a tab and cast their vote in a TravelChannel.com poll for their favorite craft brewery.