Oh, Come All Ye Hop Heads to Common Table on Sunday Nights for Brew Masters Viewing Parties

On Discovery Channel's new show Brew Masters, Dogfish Head Brewery's Sam Calagione and archaeologist Alexei Vranich meet with a traditional chicha maker in Cusco, Peru who carries generations of knowledge about brewing up all the variations of the drink. (photo courtesy of Discovery Channel)

When the Discovery channel announced the development of Brew Masters, a new shadow-style reality show following the men behind the malt, specifically the brew-ventures of Dogfish Head Brewery’s brewer-founder Sam Calagione, we jumped for joy (or would have if we hadn’t had so much beer last night).

We thought we couldn’t be happier as we marked our calendars for the Nov. 21 premier.

Flash forward to last Saturday morning when I received an email from my buddy Jeff Fryman, in-house cicerone at The Common Table, who told me that, starting with the premier episode at 9pm on the 21st, The Common Table will be throwing Sunday evening viewing parties.

Happiness officially compounded.

“Hey,” says Jeff, “if people can have Sex in the City parties we damn sure can have one for our favorite beverage, right?”

Be sure to call ahead if you want them to save you a seat. But beware if you’re seated next to one of us; we SideDishers can get a little mouthy, I mean handsy, I mean excitable when we drink.

Consider yourself forewarned.

3 comments on “Oh, Come All Ye Hop Heads to Common Table on Sunday Nights for Brew Masters Viewing Parties

  1. Good news. Thanks.

    By the way, I think the Peruvian drink you’re referring to is chicha. Although I’m sure the Peruvian guy might enjoy the traditional chicas as well.

    Also – in Sam’s last name, swap the G for a C.

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  3. We had a great dinner recently at the Common Table. Causal, great ambiance, the food was exceptionally well prepared. Even something as simple as a burger was really really good.

    Oh and the beer was cold and good also.