The Beer Hunter Episode 5: California Pilgrimage

By on July 25, 2011 @ 6 PM (No Comments)

We’re devoting the entire month of July here at The BeerFathers to Michael Jackson, the famous writer and promoter of specialty beers. He passed away in 2007 but left a tremendous legacy behind in both his books and this gem of a TV series that aired 6 episodes in 1989. It was made by Channel 4 UK and Discovery Channel and it definitely looks and feels like it was made over 20 years ago (which it was). It’s still relevant though. In the series he tours the globe in search of good beers, educating us about the styles and history of beer along the way.

All the videos are on YouTube, but I found it hard to scavenge around finding the bits and pieces, as each episode is broken up into 3 parts. So what I’ve done is assemble the parts together by episode, so you can watch an episode all on one page. Credit for finding the YouTube videos goes to our beer pal Scott over at The Brew Club and credit for the episode titles and plot summaries goes to OVGuide.

Here is the fifth of the six episodes. We hope you enjoy them as much as we have. We’ll be posting the last episode later this week.

California Pilgrimage

Plot: Here you’ll accompany Jackson on a tour of the Anchor Brewing facility in San Francisco and explore the history of the company and lots of commentary from Anchor’s founder Fritz Maytag. A trip to the barley fields is included to see where beer comes from, and there are (naturally) a few brewery pit stops along the way.

California Pilgrimage Part 1:

California Pilgrimage Part 2:

California Pilgrimage Part 3:


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