Amy Sherman is another rising star in beertainment in Michigan. She is the host of the series The Great American Brew Trail. Although it is currently a local show, appearing Friday nights at 7:30 on WOTV 4, it is proving to be a great show educating the public about the great breweries around the state. The show is currently in the middle of its 13 episode season.
I could go on and on about the great work she is doing but instead I would rather call your attention to the promo video for the show.
And now, the questions…
1. What was the beer moment, when you knew you wanted to become involved with the craft beer renaissance?
It was probably before any idea of a “beer renaissance”. It was back in college, way way back…when we had heard about Sam Adams, but hadn’t had it yet. After I came back from a semester in California and knew what Sierra Nevada was…that was kind of the time. I am truly dating myself… So early 1990’s (don’t tell anyone I’m that old!!!) we started homebrewing and running to Bell’s for cases. Good times! To go from Natty Light to Bell’s was a little crazy…
2. If you could have any beer in your hand right now, what would it be?
I love porters and stouts, that’s what first got me into home brewing. One of my first favorites was Bell’s Cherry Stout….it was also one of the first beers I tried to duplicate. It’s nostaglic for me!
3. Can you describe your beer life in a song lyric/title? If so what would you choose?
“I wear black on the outside, cause black is how I feel on the inside” Morrissey is a puss, but I love him. And I love, love, love porter and stouts. Once you go black…..
4. Do you have a steady beer, or do you like to “play the field?”
I like every beer I drink, for different reasons. I always say on the show that I’m a
“positive drinker”. Meaning, there is something good about every beer!
5. Crowded smoky bar or back porch watching the clouds float across the sky?
Smokey bar…go with what you know, right? I used to work at the Intersection here in GR, so I KNOW smokey…
And the lame one…
Who put the bomp in the bomp-sha bomp-sha bomp?
Yeah, that’s pretty bad….but if there’s one brewer who’s putting the something in the bomp, it’s Joe Short…He’s the abnormal genious of Michigan brews. I love the things he does with beer!
Time for a pint…