Friday, May 17, 2013

The Brew Trail Goes to the Capital City!

Written by  Paul Starr
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The Brew Trail Goes to the Capital City!

Great American Brew Trail Announces Launch of Television Series On NBC Affiliate WILX 10 Sponsored By Spartan Flagship Stores.

WILX Channel 10Premiering Sunday May 26, 2013 at 11:00 AM on WILX 10.  The Great American Brew Trail is a Grand Rapids MI based, nationally produced program that captures the excitement and growth of the microbrewery industry.

“After months of production throughout Michigan the 1st season will begin airing in Lansing May 26, 2013,” says Executive Producer Matt Renner. The 13-episode season features talented Host, Home Brewer and Chef, Amy Sherman “Tasting her way across the USA one pint at a time.”  

Traveling throughout Michigan in Season 1, the Great American Brew Trail spotlights breweries that are top shelf in craft beer creations. GABT is a journey into the growing culture of food, beer and fun.

Small breweries have been a staple of local communities throughout history and the resurgence of local craft beer is something sponsor Hopcat/Barfly Ventures (coming to E. Lansing 8/2013) and Spartan Flagship Stores are excited to support – especially here in Michigan, where over 100 breweries now operate. The Great American Brew Trail program highlights the passions and creativity of the breweries in the TV style of Diners, Drive-ins, and Dives.  

In April, 2012, the Great American Brew Trail won the inaugural Eclipse Award for excellence in TV series production for its pilot episode. Presented by WKTV in Grand Rapids, with the West Michigan Film Video Alliance, the Eclipse Award honors the best original works in film, video, sound and television production. GABT Show Creator, Matt Renner, and Host & Producer, Amy Sherman, accepted the award.  

For up to date info on the Great American Brew Trail visit:

Paul Starr

Paul Starr

Paul Starr is the creator of the I'm a Beer Hound and one of the organizer and the driving force behind Art & Craft Beerfest, Lansing Beer Fest, Beerfest at the Ballpark Spring & Fall. When he's not working on Beer Hound he's probably watching the Lions, Tigers or Red Wings. Being a recent new Dad of twins, he doesn't have much extra time these days for mischief.