There is no shortage of streaming video on demand (SVOD) available for your phone or computer. But, there’s only one service that offers beer, wine, and cocktail programing all day, every day. Meet the brand new BrewDog Network.
BrewDog, Scottish craft brewers turned, er, big dogs, officially launched the network on Monday (8.27.) The service will cost $4.99 month and offer hundreds of hours of programming spread over 14 different shows.
The content is headlined by a reboot of “BrewDog Show” hosted by the brewery’s founders, James Watt and Martin Dickie. Alison Becker (Parks and Recreation) will host “Are You Smarter Than a Drunk Person?” which is a trivia contest between contestants and a buzzed MENSA member. “Four Sheets,” is comedian Zane Lamprey’s travel/drinking show , a followup to his popular “Three Sheets.”
C̶a̶p̶t̶a̶i̶n̶ ̶K̶i̶r̶k̶ William Shatner’s web series “Brown Bag Wine Tasting” will be moving to the new network; the show features Shatner sipping vino whilst interviewing his celebrity friends/guests. “Business Punks” is a docu-series featuring Watt profiling “business misfits who have clawed their way to success.”
Lamprey will also host “Drinking Made Easy”. Chef Curtis Stone’s popular “Surfing the Menu” travel and food series will make a return for the new outlet. “The Flying Winemaker” will also present similar content. Teddy Wilson and Norm Sousa will provide some comedy in “Never Ever Try this at Home.”
Watt and Dickie are no strangers to alternate routes. In 2010, they opened BrewDogs after raising £56 million ($72 million) over five rounds through crowdfunding initiative Equity for Punks, raising £56 million ($72 million).
A few years later, the duo launched “The BrewDog Show” on NBC’s ill-fated Esquire Network. Neither show nor network lasted long, but a seed was planted.
“After our previous TV show ‘Brew Dogs’ got cancelled, we didn’t want to sit around in our underpants, crying into a tub of ice cream,” Watt and Dickie said in a statement. “So we decided the only thing to do would be to build our own TV network.”
BrewDog networked is available on Android and iOS apps and online at brewdognetwork.com. Check out their promotional video below.