On October 1 at 8 PM, the night before the start of the 34th annual Great American Beer Festival, I’m launching a cool new project: The Brew Night Show.
America’s first beer-focused talk and variety show, it takes place at 8 PM at the luxurious Lannie’s Clocktower Cabaret, in the famed May D&F Clocktower at 16th and Arapahoe streets on Denver’s 16th Street pedestrian mall.
In addition to beery humor and music from yours truly, the night features unique beer-industry guests (including the legendary Charlie Papazian, Stephen Beaumont and Chuck Silva), a one-night-only list of exceptional beers (including gems from Green Flash, Odell, Crazy Mountain, Wasatch, Squatters and Dude’s Brews) “brewlesque” performers, tasters of special beers, and surprise guests. Jones’ backing band, The Brewbadours, will serve as house band for the evening.
I’m certain that this will be the most entertaining beer-focused talk and variety show ever.
Why have I created The Brew Night Show? Last year I made a pledge to myself to have more fun and take on some additional creative challenges of questionable artistic value. The Brew Night Show is the perfect way to do that.
The show allows me to indulge my frivolous passions – singing, songwriting, juvenile humor and spoof videos – in one incredibly foolish and time-consuming project. All while embarrassing myself in front of my peers and fellow beer nuts.
More importantly, craft beer is suffering from a lack of dumb jokes about brettanomyces, brewery-vs-brewery lawsuits and flocculation. I’m going to change that.
The debut of the Brew Night Show is sponsored by Green Flash Brewing, Draft Magazine and Argonaut Wine & Liquor.
Tickets are $20 and are available at www.lannies.com. The ticket price includes a free year’s subscription to Draft Magazine and other beery perks. Doors open at 7 PM, the show begins at 8 PM.
A post-show party begins at approximately 9:30 PM and includes more beer-minded music from MJ & the Brewbadours, and songs from beer-industry parody group the Rolling Boil Blues Band, led by Celebrator Beer News publisher Tom Dalldorf. After party admission is just $5 at the door.
I hope you’ll attend and help me kick off The Brew Night Show in big fashion.
Thank you very much,