The Beer Hunter Episode 6: The Best of the British

By on July 28, 2011 @ 6 PM (1 Comment)

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 last of the six episodes. We hope you enjoy them as much as we have. This is the last episode we’ll be posting.

The Best of the British

Plot: Jackson visits the granddaddy of all beer festivals, the Great British Beer Festival in England. Along the way he stops by the legendary Bateman’s brewery for some background and great beer, and details their struggle for survival that almost wasn’t successful.

The Best of the British Part 1:

The Best of the British Part 2:

The Best of the British Part 3:

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  1. Enjoy reading about all the beers and beer stories this blog reports on. We are in the planning stages for a new brewery in Northeastern USA called Nor’easter Brewing Company LLC and our business plan is to grow to over 25,000BBL within 5 years.
    The breweries and stories you report on, allow for much encouragement.
    About to take the craft beer industry by storm!

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