Pure Brews Season 2 Ep. 5 Preview

Pure Brews America is back! It’s been a long break since we last got to watch this acclaimed show featuring some of the best breweries in the state of Michigan. Starting this Saturday, October 1st,  thanks to the good people at Meijer and their fantastic Beer Frontier to bring Pure Brews America to life and back to televisions and computer screens everywhere throughout October!

For this stretch of the season Shannon and Ryan will take you behind the scenes of Founders Brewing Co., Grand Rapids Brewing Company, Mountain Town Brewing Company, Unruly Brewing, Kuhnhenn Brewing Co., Right Brain Brewery, New Holland Brewing Co., and Motor City Brewing Works! Once again, HopCat chefs have teamed up to provide delicious recipes involving beer. You can catch the episodes each Saturday on CBS at 12:30PM in Lansing, Detroit, and Traverse City and 1:00PM in Grand Rapids.

Founders Brewing Co. – Founders Brewing Company is one of the most well-respected breweries on the planet and their beer line is as solid as any one else in the market.  Beers like KBS, Backwoods Bastard, and Devil Dancer are some of the most sought after beers in the country and their flagships like All Day IPA and Porter are among the best in their respective styles.


“I always knew that brewing was 80% cleaning and 20% brewing, but Jeremy Kosmicki, Brewmaster, certainly wasn’t going to let forget that fact! He had me scrub the “Classic Brewhouse” with a toothbrush!” –Shannon Long

Grand Rapids Brewing Company – Grand Rapids Brewing Company has a long and fascinating history dating all the way back to 1893.   Along the way they have brewed up some award-winning food all while serving up excellent home-made good making sure that GRBC is one of the best all around places to stop in for happy hour!


“Before filming at Grand Rapids Brewing Company, Jake Brenner, Head Brewer, warned me that we would do a “mash ball.” I asked all of my brewer buddies if this was a type of brewing technique. Maybe, something to produce high gravity beers? Nobody had any idea, and I must admit I was a bit nervous. On filming day, Jake filled me in that mash ball was an awesome game he plays from atop the brewhouse! Let me be the first to tell you! It is as fun as it looks!” –Shannon Long


“Beer City, USA – We put together a segment with Experience Grand Rapids detailing the full history of beer in Grand Rapids. I guarantee you will learn and thing or two. I certainly did!” –Shannon Long

Make sure to check out Pure Brews America this Saturday on your local Michigan CBS affiliate.  Also you can catch previous episodes on the Pure Brews America website and also On Demand!



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Fan of Hockey, Football, and Mexican Food. Preferes beers in the style of Stout, Porter, IPA, and Red Ales.
Not a fan of Pumpkin beer or Sours