Brew Dogs

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  • 2013
  • 3 Seasons
  • 8.1  (265)

Brew Dogs is a American television show produced by G4 that is all about beer-making. The show follows the journeys of two Scottish beer enthusiasts, James Watt and Martin Dickie, as they travel around the United States in search of the best and most innovative breweries, beer makers, and beer recipes. The show began airing in 2013, and over its three seasons, it has become a popular and beloved series amongst beer aficionados and casual viewers alike.

Each episode of Brew Dogs is centered around a specific city or region in America, and James and Martin's goal is to find the best local craft breweries and learn about the unique brewing techniques and ingredients that make their beer stand out. The two hosts are not content with just drinking beer, however; they're dedicated to pushing beer to its limits by experimenting with unconventional ingredients and brewing methods.

The show is a mix of documentary-style footage of the hosts exploring the local beer scene, combined with segments of five to six brewing challenges designed to push the boundaries of what is possible with beer. These challenges might involve brewing beer with unconventional ingredients like cactus, bacon or peanut butter, using unique brewing techniques such as aging beer underwater or brewing in zero gravity conditions, or attempting to create a beer with a sky-high alcohol content.

One of the standout features of Brew Dogs is the chemistry between the two hosts, James and Martin. James is a self-proclaimed Scotsman who is often described as the "idea man" of the duo, while Martin is the "brewing genius" who serves as the technical expert. The two bounce off each other brilliantly, with James providing the humor and Martin supplying the technical knowledge.

As the show progresses, the challenges become increasingly ambitious and complex, requiring the hosts to work with unfamiliar brewing methods and ingredients. One particularly memorable episode features the duo attempting to create a beer using yeast that has been to the edge of space. Another challenge involves brewing a beer using ingredients and brewing techniques from the colonial era, showing how beer has evolved over time.

While the challenges can often be outlandish, they are always grounded in a genuine passion for beer and the craft of brewing. James and Martin's love for beer is infectious, and the show is as much a celebration of the creativity and ingenuity of the American craft brewing community as it is about the hosts' own brews.

Brew Dogs strikes a great balance between education and entertainment, with the challenges and experiments providing a gateway for viewers to learn about the brewing process and the world of craft beer. The show is full of interesting tidbits about the various beer styles, brewing techniques, and ingredients used by the brewers they encounter. Along the way, they also explore the history and culture of brewing, offering various anecdotes and stories about the role of beer in America.

The show is well-produced and visually stunning, with beautiful shots of the breweries they visit, as well as the natural scenery and local attractions of the cities they visit. The hosts are charismatic and engaging, with a genuine enthusiasm for beer that is infectious.

In conclusion, Brew Dogs is an entertaining, informative, and visually stunning show that celebrates the creative and innovative world of craft beer. The chemistry between hosts James and Martin, the diverse array of brewing challenges, and the educational aspects of the show make it a must-watch for beer enthusiasts and fans of reality TV alike.

Brew Dogs is a series that is currently running and has 3 seasons (27 episodes). The series first aired on September 24, 2013.

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10. Baja
June 3, 2015
James and Martin head south of the border to experience the adventurous side of the Baja Peninsula. In the spirit of the Baja 1000, the wildest, most outrageous off-road race on the planet, the guys brew an equally outrageous beer, using sea urchin and peyote skins and serving it up Michelada style.
9. Nashville
May 27, 2015
James and Martin head to Music City to brew a beer inspired by Nashville's legendary music scene. The guys team up with Tennessee Brew Works and use music to power their brew system.
8. Miami
May 20, 2015
The heat is on in Miami, where James and Martin pay tribute to the city's infamous rum running history and brew a rum barrel aged beer while traversing the waterways outside of Miami Harbor.
7. Brussels
May 13, 2015
When James and Martin head to the land of beer legend, Belgium, it's with a very special goal in mind: to become honorary Belgian brewers and assemble the greatest six pack on the planet.
6. Michigan
May 6, 2015
James and Martin head to Grand Rapids, Michigan and take advantage of the icy, sub-zero temperatures to brew a potent, ice-concentrated Eisbock with craft beer giants Founders Brewing Company. And what better place to brew an Eisbock than 15 feet under a frozen lake.
5. Vancouver
April 29, 2015
James and Martin head to Vancouver, British Columbia to craft the perfect apre`s-ski beer, a piping hot- chocolate beer brewed in Whistler. Partnering with Vancouver's Main Street Brewing Company, the guys take advantage of Whistler's many high-adrenaline activities, and take their brew on the ultimate winter sports adventure.
4. Berlin
April 22, 2015
James and Martin are in Germany, where they're teaming up with old friend Greg Koch, who is poised to open Stone Berlin, the first ever American craft brewery to land in Europe.
3. Louisville
April 15, 2015
A night of drinking in Louisville with Sean Patton and Jay Larson of "Best Bars in America" inspires James and Martin to brew a beer that tastes like the signature drink of the Kentucky Derby, a mint julep.
2. Brooklyn
April 8, 2015
James and Martin head to Brooklyn, the craft beer epicenter of the East Coast, and team up with entrepreneurial home brewers Stephen Valand and Erica Shea of the Brooklyn Brew Shop as well as modernist chef Wylie Dufresne to create the ultimate Big Apple Beer.
1. Aberdeen
April 1, 2015
James and Martin return home to their very own Brew Dog Brewery in Aberdeen, Scotland to revive the ghost of a dead Scottish beer.
Where to Watch Brew Dogs
Brew Dogs is available for streaming on the G4 website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch Brew Dogs on demand at Amazon, Vudu, Microsoft Movies & TV, Google Play and Apple TV.
  • Premiere Date
    September 24, 2013
  • IMDB Rating
    8.1  (265)