The BEST episodes of Brew Masters

Every episode of Brew Masters ever, ranked from best to worst by thousands of votes from fans of the show. The best episodes of Brew Masters!

It's cold, it's comforting, it's beer... but for Sam Calagione, founder of one of America's leading craft brewers Dogfish Head Brewery, beer is a passion, a business and a personal quest for best, most imaginative brews. Brew Masters follows Sam and his partners in suds as they travel the country and the world sourcing exotic ingredients and discovering ancient techniques to produce beers of astounding originality. From chocolate to mussels to tomatoes, Sam is constantly pushing his team and himself to innovate and celebrate the amazing world of beer and beer making. The imagination of the Dogfish Head team is matched only by the fun they inject into every facet of their jobs. Beer tasting meetings in the conference room with co-workers, a bocce ball league in the parking lot, filming original rap videos in the brewery plant, it's all in a day's work for Brew Masters.

Last Updated: 1/8/2024Network: Status: Ended
3 Beers For Batali
7 votes

#1 - 3 Beers For Batali

Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired 6/2/2011

Italian craft breweries are examined. Dogfish Head Brewery opens its newest restaurant: a rooftop brewpub in New York City's Eataly, and creates a series of specialty beers for the pub.

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Grain to Glass
68 votes

#2 - Grain to Glass

Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired 12/9/2010

When a company approaches Sam about making a beer out of cedar scraps salvaged from their hand-made surfboards, Dogfish jumps at the chance to create their first "cedar-fied" beer. But, the team faces a major setback when 9,000 gallons of their signature beer, 120 Minute IPA, gets flagged by Quality Control.

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Punkin & Portamarillo
38 votes

#3 - Punkin & Portamarillo

Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired 11/29/2010

Sam travels to New Zealand to make an indigenous brew for Beervana, the annual craft-brewing competition. Meanwhile, at the Milton brewery, fears of dumping a significant amount of Punkin Ale loom when it ends up in the wrong type of glass bottles.

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99 votes

#4 - Chicha

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired 11/28/2010

Sam heads to Peru to explore an ancient corn based brew called Chicha. Since he's always looking for authentic brews, Sam decides it's worth following the ancient recipe -- including chewing up the corn to naturally speed fermentation. So it's all hands on deck in Delaware when the Dogfish staff is enlisted to use their own saliva to brew their newest craft beer.

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Ancient Ale
68 votes

#5 - Ancient Ale

Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired 12/16/2010

Dogfish Head is about to brew a batch of "Chateau Jihau", a 9000 year-old recipe based on pottery jars recovered from a village in Northern China. Sam heads to Egypt in order to bring back to life beer from one of man's earliest civilizations.

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Bitches Brew
102 votes

#6 - Bitches Brew

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired 11/21/2010

Sam and his brew team at Dogfish Head collaborate with Sony Records to create a new fusion beer in honor of the 40th Anniversary of the classic Miles Davis' album, "Bitches Brew." With a very tight deadline, they must formulate, tweak, produce and ship 50,000 bottles of custom beer.

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