Beer Geeks on Ora.TV and now Microbrew Madness. We are heading the right way…

Just in time for Oktoberfest, today launches a new short-form web series “Microbrew Madness” – a spirited journey across America to discover some of the nation’s best craft breweries. Each of the 16 six-minute webisodes on tap features one of four hosts: Lori Griffis (’s “Girls Gone Bayou”), Ewan Porter (Australian pro-golfer and commentator), Olivia Speranza (’s “Terminal Bliss at SFO”) and Ryan Van Duzer (’s “Bike Tour of California Wineries”).

Griffis, Porter, Speranza and Van Duzer take viewers to different regions of the United States, tasting some of the top local microbrews in 16 different cities. The cities visited include: Atlanta, Ga.; Boulder, Colo.; Chicago, Ill.; Cleveland, Ohio; Grand Rapids, Mich; Hermosa Beach, Calif.; Lakewood, N.Y.; Loveland, Colo.; Minneapolis, Minn.; Nashville, Tenn.; Portland, Ore.; San Antonio, Texas; St. Louis, Mo.; Tampa, Fla.; Tempe, Ariz. and Winston-Salem, N.C. They speak with chefs and brew masters, learn special food pairings and drink in the history to discover why each microbrewery is a can’t miss destination.




Plus, fans are invited to open a tab and cast their vote in a poll for their favorite craft brewery.


The 16 locations featured in “Microbrew Madness” include:


Appalachian Highlands and Southeast Region: Lori Griffis

5 Seasons Brewing – Atlanta, Ga.

Cigar City Brewing – Tampa, Fla.

Foothills Brewing Company – Winston-Salem, N.C.

Yazoo Brewing Company – Nashville, Tenn.


Mountain and Heartland Region: Ryan Van Duzer

Avery Brewing Company – Boulder, Colo.

Square One Brewery and Distillery – St. Louis, Mo.

Surly Brewing Company – Minneapolis, Minn.

Verboten Brewing – Loveland, Colo.


Northeast and Midwest Region: Ewan Porter

Founders Brewing Company – Grand Rapids, Mich

Goose Island Brewery – Chicago, Ill.

Great Lakes Brewing Company – Cleveland, Ohio

Southern Tier Brewing Company – Lakewood, N.Y.


Sport Fitness Advisor: Golf Fitnesss

Pacific Coast and Southwest Region: Olivia Speranza

Four Peaks Brewing Company – Tempe, Ariz.

Freetail Brewing Company – San Antonio, Texas

Hopworks Urban Brewery – Portland, Ore.

The Brewery at Abigaile – Hermosa Beach, Calif.



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