Amateur brewers battle for beer supremacy in a brand-new series available on Amazon Prime Video from November 11th 2021. The Beer Masters programme is hosted by brewer, beer sommelier, and broadcaster Jaega Wise, who runs Wild Card Brewery, in London and the musician and publican James Blunt.
Across five episodes, the pressure will be on as teams from the UK and Europe are challenged to brew different styles of beer.
In each episode, the contestants will take inspiration from the processes, history, and culture behind Europe’s biggest beers. They will then head back to their home breweries to get to work on perfecting the ‘brew challenge’ with one beer per episode being awarded gold, and a place in the Beer Masters final.
The teams will also be set a ‘serve challenge’ in each episode, to see if they have what it takes to succeed in the fast-moving, highly competitive beer world, from designing their own beer label to developing dishes that they would pair with their beers.
An elite panel of guest judges will come from the brewing industry, including Camden Town Brewery, Brewery Bosteels in Belgium, Leffe, and Stella Artois. There will also be a line- up of celebrity hosts, including entrepreneur Jamal Edwards MBE, and model Daisy Lowe.
James said: “Beer Masters is a competition dedicated to the love of beer. It’s all about celebrating the finest beers Europe has to offer, from tasting the best brews to finding out what goes into making them. What the teams create in their kitchens and sheds is phenomenal. I’m so excited to find, and taste, the next best beer!”
He also told The Sun: “I think Dermot O’Leary has something to worry about and this is keeping him up at night. More likely is they will see it and end up giving Dermot my job on it and he’ll end up hosting it. That is what will happen. But this is my dream job. It’s a beer brewing competition and I am the host of the show.”
“Luckily I am not judging it as I have terrible taste in music and beer. There are qualified judges and celebrity judges who know their stuff.” James Blunt