Brewer Sam Calagione of Dogfish Head is a legend of the contemporary craft brewing scene, profiled by the New Yorker, partnered with Mario Batali, and famous for his fearless embrace of experimental techniques and flavor profiles. Now, for good or for ill, he’ll be hosting a Discovery Channel show called Brewed that starts in autumn of this year.

The press release offers the following promising-sounding thumbnail sketch of the show:

“Along with archeologist and beer expert Pat McGovern, Sam sets out to recreate ‘ancient ales’ that have been discovered at sites around the world from Egypt to Peru. He travels to Rome to research old world Italian beers as inspiration for a new site in New York with Mario Batali. A visit to New Zealand introduces the idea of making the ‘first tomato based beer.'”

Isn’t that just a michelada, hold the clam juice?

Calagione is telegenic, to say the least: Here he is cooking with beer and showing off his excellent orthdonture.

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