Local beer lover and writer, Lew Bryson has announced a project to produce a television series called “American Beer Blogger”. I can’t think of a better guy than Lew to be the personality for this show. Lew is a local freelance writer for several beverage publications including All About Beer Magazine, Massachusetts Beverage Business, and Ale Street News. He is also the managing editor of Malt Advocate Magazine. In addition to his contributions to the aforementioned beer rags, Lew has written four books on the history of breweries in several states including
, Pennsylvania , New Jersey , New York, Virginia , and Maryland . As if that isn’t enough beer verbage, Lew also maintains several blogs including Seen Through a Glass, The Session Beer Project, and Why the PLCB Should be Abolished. Delaware
As you can see, Lew has the street cred to make a great show about beer, however, I think his biggest contribution will be his fun loving personality. If you don’t know what I’m talking about, then check out the preview here: Kickstarter - American Beer Blogger. If you like what you see, please consider making a donation through Kickstarter. You can pledge as little as one dollar. My little contribution… I stayed in this past Friday night and donated the money I would have spent on beer. A small sacrifice for what is potentially months of high quality craft beer entertainment viewed from my own living room. Besides, I’ve got plenty of homebrew to drink.
Now, you may be thinking, “That last show about craft beer, Brew Masters, didn’t make it past four or five episodes. What makes this show any different?” Well, with all due respect to Sam and Dogfish Head, American Beer Blogger appears to be a much more diverse show. Lew will be visiting, interviewing, and working with people all over the craft beer industry, no matter how big or small. The craft beer version of “Dirty Jobs” came to mind as I watched the preview . If that is the case, it could be a hit not only with beer lovers, but the general public as well.
Here’s to Lew and a successful endeavor… Cheers!