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Old 10-28-2013, 01:00 AM   #1
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I just watched the first 4 episodes on youtube. I'm left wondering what the hell happened. Why didn't this series make it? The production quality was there. I'm scratching my head.....

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As far as I know, ratings weren't the problem. A certain big-name brewery took offense at the free publicity that DFH was getting from the show and threatened to pull their advertising money unless Discovery Channel cancelled the program.

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Old 10-28-2013, 01:24 AM   #3
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I don't know. I LOVE Sam Calgione, and think he's a super guy. But I couldn't make it through even one entire episode as it just didn't hold my interest and I thought it was pretty stupid (even for TV!). I'm not surprised it's gone.

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I thought they dumbed down the brewing science in the first episode and then proceeded to reiterate the same explanation in every subsequent episode. I realize the homebrewing viewers would be more knowledgable than most, but it would've been nice to start basic and then get more in-depth from there...might have helped get more people into the hobby.

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I've finished watching all six epsisodes. I have to say I really did enjoy all of them.

I believe the audience that shows like this and Brew Dogs are going after are the craft beer drinkers, and not home brewers. So if they "dumb down" the brewing process, it's explainable when you consider that most people haven't got a clue about how beer is made.

I'd like to see it back on the air... fat chance I suppose.

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I would like to see each season feature a new Brewery and/or a new host. Sam was great but he shouldn't get all of the free advertising. Lets hear from some one else now.

I miss the show and wish it would come back even it was "dumbed down" the avg. person is dumb....lol

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I would like to see each season feature a new Brewery and/or a new host. Sam was great but he shouldn't get all of the free advertising. Lets hear from some one else now.

I miss the show and wish it would come back even it was "dumbed down" the avg. person is dumb....lol
I absolutely agree. I think it would have been a better show if they would have profiled more than one brewery. But Sam is a personality.
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I absolutely agree. I think it would have been a better show if they would have profiled more than one brewery. But Sam is a personality.
I think I might have mentioned that I LOVE Sam.

He's smart, good looking, innovative, and well, incredibly good looking. And he is also a super nice guy, very friendly, and is down to earth with a great sense of humor. I think very highly of him. He's been very genial when I've talked with him, but I"m sort of a babbling idiot because he's so good looking. He said "Hi!" I said, "um, oh, um, you know, oh, Hi!". He said, "Would you like a beer?" I said, "um, oh, um, beer?" like I had never heard of beer before in my life. I'm incapable of any sort of intelligent speech when he's close by- he's that hot!!!!!

Even so, as much as I like him, I didn't like the show. My husband liked it less than I did. I'm not sure of a good fix, as I don't think it was Sam that was the problem. I don't think you'd find a better person who has all those characteristics- but the show itself was what was flawed in my opinion.
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As far as I know, ratings weren't the problem. A certain big-name brewery took offense at the free publicity that DFH was getting from the show and threatened to pull their advertising money unless Discovery Channel cancelled the program.
Not true...

http://www.beerscribe.com/2011/04/03...clarification/
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