Comment by Gary under the last video he put up in response to someone asking why it has gone subscription based.
Over the last month or so I have received many emails complaining about the ads the video server adds, so yes they will be gone. I need the show to pay for itself and I do not have enough sponsors to make ends meet. Sponsors are hard to get. The cost of the studio time, production crew and edit suit time has sent me backwards financially. I guess in a perfect world, I have all of our great viewers willing to keep the show going, rather than all of the cost burdens being on me. I felt 5 bucks a month was not a burden for anyone, especially since they have the 10% off from some of the sponsors.
I am always open to other ideas to keep the show free yet pay the cost of the productions.
That sucks to hear. I didn't follow him religiously but I watched him off and on and his shows were good and he had a lot of enthusiasm for brewing/beer. Unfortunately if he's not able to bank roll it and people aren't willing to stump up the subs to pay costs then it was inevitable.