Sunday, March 3, 2013
NEW SHOW ABOUT COLORADO CRAFT BEER to PREMIERE on ROCKY MOUNTAIN PBS
Denver, CO, March 1, 2013 – “Colorado Brews” is a new half hour television program devoted to showcasing Colorado’s craft breweries. Each episode will feature one of the state’s outstanding breweries and highlight the signature beers it produces and the passionate brewmasters who create them. The pilot episode will be broadcast on Rocky Mountain PBS Saturday, April 6th at 9:30 pm and feature Crabtree Brewing Company in Greeley. This is the first television program of its kind ever broadcast in Colorado.
The show is the vision of creator and executive producer Charles Nuckolls and includes a cast of Colorado beer enthusiasts. “Colorado Brews” host, Ed Sealover, is a reporter for the Denver Business Journal and author of Mountain Brew: A Guide to Colorado’s Breweries. His supporting cast includes Executive Chef David Davis of The Golden Hotel, who does a food and beer pairing segment; beer blogger Billy Broas, who does a home brewing segment; beer blogger Leah Arthur, who reports in each episode from one of Colorado’s beer events or festivals; and beer blogger Dave Butler, who hosts a beer tech segment that focuses on a technical aspect of beer.
Al White, Director, Colorado Tourism Office says: “Craft breweries play a big part in Colorado’s thriving tourism industry. Colorado’s brewing heritage and reputation has led the state to be called the ‘Napa Valley’ of beer, and with good reason. We’re home to more than 160 craft breweries – that’s more than eight percent of the nation’s craft breweries – and some of the most influential beer events, including the Great American Beer Festival. John Hickenlooper, Colorado’s Governor and former Mayor of Denver, even founded Colorado’s first brewpub, Wynkoop Brewing Co., in 1988. We are proud that Rocky Mountain PBS is airing a program showcasing one of Colorado’s most well known products.”
Charlie Papazian, author of The Complete Joy of Homebrewing and founder of the American Homebrewers Association and Great American Beer Festival says: “Pour yourself a beer in your own living room. Kick back and enjoy reality watching ‘Colorado Brews.’ This is the kind of enjoyment every reality show should offer. The first episode promises many happy returns. See for yourself – Colorado’s pride with brewing its own. “
David Thibodeau of Ska Brewing in Durango says: “We have many of the nation’s best brewers crafting many of the nation’s most diverse and unique beers. The time is now for ‘Colorado Brews,’ telling these stories, which are at once inspiring, if not all-together intoxicating.”
Gary Valliere, American Craft Beer Radio says: “Excellent first episode, very informative and entertaining. Bravo Ed, Charles and the whole crew for putting this together and I am looking forward to seeing more. Cheers!”
If the program is well received by viewers the first full season will premiere on Rocky Mountain PBS in the fall of 2013.
“Colorado Brews” was developed by Colorado Media Lab (CML), a Denver based multi-media company. In addition to Colorado Brews, CML is near completion on a two-hour historical documentary about Dearfield, Colorado, the all African-American farming community created in Weld County in 1910, and is developing a program on Paul Andrews, a Denver based commercial airline pilot and art photographer who is the only person to create aerial art photography of all 54 of Colorado’s 14er mountain ranges.
Company: Colorado Media Lab LLC
Contact: Charles Nuckolls