Southfield MI — Yellow Flag Productions of Southfield, MI, along with presenting sponsor, Meijer, are proud to announce the debut of Pure Brews America: the first program to bring the world of Michigan microbreweries to local network television!
Pure Brews America is not just a show about beer; although the viewers will be given insight to the art of brewing and the brews produced by the booming Michigan microbrewing industry. Pure Brews America is about the history, the innovation, and the characters that have taken a small brewing revolution and turned it into a nationwide force.
The shows hosts, Ryan Terpstra and Shannon Long, will go behind the scenes and meet the brewmasters that are the driving force behind the unique and delicious beers being produced! Shannon is a Certified Beer Server in the Cicerone Program as well as Founder and CEO of Brew Export, and Ryan is the shows professional craft beerlover and enthusiast. With Ryan and Shannon as the show’s tour guides, viewers will have backstage passes to craft beer successes, failures, and maybe, even a secret or two about how each brewery makes the magic happen.
A few stories encountered on Pure Brews America include: a brewery started under a bathroom sink, beers brewed to follow a strict German purity law, a taproom within a Detroit assemblyline style production facility, an urban farm growing beer ingredients, and award winning beers brewed in a basement.
This season, the breweries profiled will be:
- Arcadia Brewing Co. (Battle Creek & Kalamazoo)
- Atwater Brewery (Detroit)
- Bastone Brewery (Royal Oak)
- Brewery Vivant (Grand Rapids)
- Dark Horse Brewing Co. (Marshall)
- Frankenmuth Brewery (Frankenmuth)
- Jolly Pumpkin (Dexter, Detroit, Ann Arbor, Traverse City)
- Rochester Mills Beer Co. (Rochester)
The show will be broadcast in Southeast Michigan on CBSDetroit, Channel 62 Saturdays @ 11:30 A.M. on October 3rd, October 10th, October 17th, and October 24th.
You can also see Pure Brews America in the Grand Rapids television market on ABCWZZM, Channel 13 Sundays @ NOON on October 4th, October 11th, October 18th and October 25th.
Please, visit PureBrewsAmerica.com for more videos, photos, and blog posts from the show!