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A half hour television series dedicated to the growing craft beer market. From the small, hip labels to the big boys... Lew is there! Read more

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A half hour television series dedicated to the growing craft beer market. From the small, hip labels to the big boys... Lew is there!

About this project

AMERICAN BEER BLOGGER is a half hour television series dedicated to all 
facets of the ever growing craft beer market. From home brewing, to micro 
beer; viewers will experience the very best of the craft beer culture. In each 
episode, Lew will visit a different brewer, each of which has their own sets of
quirks and ways of doing things. Lew will talk to these brewers, get to know
them, will show us first hand the various methods and techniques used in 
creating a craft beer. From the tiniest bottler to the largest manufacturer, Lew 
will get his hands dirty. Topics such as bottling, food pairing, manufacturing,
distribution, history, technique (and so much more) will all be touched upon

as Lew spends a day with these brewers. Some doing well in the business, others not so well. Thankfully, the DIY nature of this business can lead to some pretty different results, as Lew lends a hand and helps out in any way he can. Lew will show us all the kinds of micro-breweries currently out there. From the smallest, hippest label to large manufacturers.

AMERICAN BEER BLOGGER sets out to entertain the viewer as well as educate on this rapidly growing industry. Through humor and a charming, hands-on host, our show will not only be entertaining for the microbeer enthusiast, but also enjoyable for the average viewer as well.

Top Gear with beer... Top Beer if you will.

FOLLOW THE TWEETS!

http://topsy.com/www.kickstarter.com/projects/1119215224/american-beer-blogger

FOLLOW TUMBLR!!

http://americanbeerblogger.tumblr.com/

SOME WORDS FROM LEW, HIMSELF!

http://lewbryson.blogspot.com/2011/11/hey-lets-put-on-show.html

" I promise you that this is going to be the real thing, not infomercial, or silly-scripted, or "oh, look who I just happened upon today!" It's going to be me, calling a brewer, or bar owner, or beer store owner/manager, and setting up a visit -- just like I do all the time -- going to their place and looking around and asking questions and tasting some beers and having some fun -- like I always do. The only thing I may do differently is some of the stuff they had me doing in the teaser: actually working, if only for a little bit, because that's fun, and it's something I'd like to do anyway. But we'll talk beer, we'll get our facts straight, and it won't be boring."

UPDATE 1/3/12

REMINDER!!!

BOCKTOWN BEER AND GRILL in MONACA, PA will be host to the biggest ABB shindig yet!

We give advanced THANK YOU to owner Chris Dilla, who will be matching each and every donation for the evening!

http://www.bocktown.com/events/lew-brysons-tv-series-american-beer-blogger/

UPDATE 12/27/11

As we close in on our end date, BOCKTOWN BEER AND GRILL steps up  and hosts an event night with Lew on Jan 3rd! To ensure how special the night is to become,, owner CHRIS DILLA will match each and every donation provided that evening! BE THERE!

http://www.bocktown.com/events/lew-brysons-tv-series-american-beer-blogger/

UPDATE 12/20/11

The Aleheads Podcast has Lew as a guest... and guess what THEY are discussing...

http://aleheads.com/2011/12/19/podcast-american-beer-blogger-lew-bryson/

UPDATE 12/16/11

Jay Brooks from Brookston Beer Bulletin helps with some easy math!

http://brookstonbeerbulletin.com/make-lew-brysons-christmas-a-happy-one/

"Lew has just over 2,500 twitter followers, I have a little over 4,000. Even assuming for some overlap, that’s got to be around 6,000. If each one of you pledged just $10, Lew would be home for Christmas, with all the funding he needs. It’s the price of about two pints, give or take. "

UPDATE 12/15/11

Craft Pittsburgh went and interviewed Lew about the show. Thanks, guys!

http://craftpittsburgh.com/events/american-beer-blogger-with-lew-bryson.html

"I wanted to get the word out there because it's good for the industry. It's good for craft beer drinkers. It's good for everybody who wants to see more good beer out there."

UPDATE 12/08/11

Beer Search Party gives us a nice mention. Thanks!

http://www.beersearchparty.com/?p=11237

"When I saw this come through the beer blogosphere, my first thought was about damn time."

UPDATE 11/23/11

A Good Beer Blog gives us some support!

http://beerblog.genx40.com/archive/2011/november/yourlate

"And finally, let's talk about Lew. Lew announced he is seeking funding through Kickstarter for a TV show to be called American Beer Blogger. He is exactly the right guy to do this and is going through it in entirely the right way.Pledge. Pledge a lot. Make it happen."

Musings Over a Pint helps us spread the word. We thank you!

http://www.musingsoverapint.com/2011/11/american-beer-blogger.html

"Blogger Lew Bryson, who writes at Seen Through A Glass has an exciting project underway. He's involved in a possible television series on beer called "American Beer Blogger."

UPDATE 11/18/11

Hop Daddy digs the promo and just wants a beer themed show to stay on the air

http://hop-daddy.blogspot.com/2011/11/american-beer-blogger.html

"The promo looks good, and it may be a worthwhile investment if it gets off the ground."

Beer Yard sees the Clooney potential in Lew:

http://beeryard.com/news/

"American Beer Blogger, a proposed half hour television series dedicated to all facets of the craft beer world hosted by local drinks writer Lew Bryson, is currently being offered to investors by a unique internet financing program called Kickstarter."

Ludwig Roars gives us a few lines, and we thank them!

http://ludwigroars.com/?p=6214

"Our friend Lew Bryson, who began the “Breweries” series published by Stackpole Books, is now going on television. His new series, “American Beer Blogger,” is a half-hour series dedicated to all facets of the craft beer market."

HackettstownLife is kind enough name drop us:

http://www.hackettstownlife.com/forum/357157

"This would definitely be my kind of show... I'm going to donate to this "worthy" cause now. :)"

UPDATE 11/20/11

Liberty Trail Beer Blog gives us a nice write-up!

"The craft beer version of “Dirty Jobs” came to mind as I watched the preview . If that is the case, it could be a hit not only with beer lovers, but the general public as well."

http://www.libertytrailbeer.com/2011/11/american-beer-blogger-local-beer-writer.html

UPDATE 11/17/11

Appellation Beer gives us a mention:

http://appellationbeer.com/blog/if-you-want-to-hear-lew-bryson-laugh/

"Interesting that Green Leaf chose to call this “American Beer Blogger.” Does this mean being a beer blogger is cool?"

Beer Utopia also picked up The Beer Babe's story:

http://beerutopia.com/2011/11/16/launch-a-show-lew-bryson%E2%80%99s-%E2%80%9Camerican-beer-blogger%E2%80%9D/

"I watched the trailer video for his project, called “American Beer Blogger” and decided, yep, I could definitely watch Lew talk about beer. All day."

UPDATE 11/16/11

The Beer Babe has some kind words of support for Lew and the show!

http://www.thebeerbabe.com/2011/11/launch-a-show-lew-brysons-american-beer-blogger/

"Lew has been an inspiration to me as a beer blogger for some time, and I really hope that this succeeds, and that he is able to raise the capital needed to create his first few episodes. I encourage you to visit the Kickstarter page and just watch the video – I think you might come to the same conclusion that I did."

Brookston Beer Bulletin also lends their support.

http://brookstonbeerbulletin.com/lew-bryson-is-the-american-beer-blogger/

"The teaser trailer was filmed at Stoudt’s Brewery in Adamstown, Pennsylvania, near where I grew up. And it features Lew doing what Lew does best: drinking, talking, eating and laughing … a lot. And that, I think is a very promising beginning. It seems very natural, a casual look at the brewery and the people behind it. I hope lots of people queue up to help the project get made. I know I’ll help out as best I can. You should too."

Beer Nut went above and beyond, spreading the word to various outlets! Mucho thanks.

http://blogs.wickedlocal.com/beernut/2011/11/15/back-this-beer-show/#axzz1dsekgomx

"I’m rooting for this to happen because I think a well-done show on beer could really be both entertaining and educational. And Bryson knows his beer, so you know it will be done right."

The Omnivore gives us some great attention, too.

http://www.theomnivorenow.blogspot.com/

"I'm a backer, and you should be, too. One look at the trailer for this show, and you'll be hooked. Great production values, as they say in the trade."

Seattle Beer News gets the word out, as well. THANKS!

http://seattlebeernews.com/2011/11/american-beer-blogger-tv-series-with-lew-bryson/

"I for one think it would be a pretty interesting show, more along the lines of what many wished the Sam Calagione Brew Masters show would have been: a show focused on all aspects of craft beer and the community, not just focused on a single brewery."

The kind folks at TVOnlineSeries.com gave us a mention on their blog. 

http://tvonlineseries.com/?p=113

"Philadelphia's Lew Bryson is one of the country's better-known beer writers and is a true advocate for craft beer. He is part of a project trying to raise funding to produce a television series called American Beer Blogger."

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