About the Show
Breweries, Bars and Beer Food is a new travel and cooking show with great beer as the main ingredient!
Our host, Chris Spradley will take viewers on a trip around the U.S. in search of craft beer and the people who brew it, great food and the people who cook it and the hometowns where it all comes together. We’ll show you the sights of the cities and take you behind the scenes in your favorite breweries where you will get to meet the people making the beer you love.
And after each show, we’ll post the recipes so that our viewers can recreate these dishes in their own kitchens!
So whether you’re an old hand at brewing or new to drinking quality brews, tune in with us to the world of Breweries, Bars and Beer Food!
The pilot episode was filmed in April and is now fully edited! You can see the preview for the show on the Episode Guide and get more details for what we have planned. You can also see some of the Beers With interviews and features we’ve done in the past 4 years as we’ve prepared for making this show a reality.
About the Host:
Chris Spradley is the creator of Breweries, Bars & Beer Food and currently works as a beer bar manager in Houston and as a consultant for craft breweries, restaurants and bars specifically in the areas of sales, marketing, events, training and draft system maintenance, design and install. He also hosts a radio show about beer with friend James Simpson.
Chris first learned of craft beer in 1994 while in college. His interest and love for good beer has grown exponentially over the years through the hobby of homebrewing, great beer groups like the Louisville Ale Club and the Los Angeles Ale Club, which he founded in 2008, and many friends and beer events over the years.
Living in Southern California was a huge part of his beer education. With so many amazing breweries and events, there were ample opportunities to enjoy and learn about craft beer and even promote craft beer in Los Angeles where it has often been overlooked. His path to working in the industry included work in various roles in the restaurant/bar industry, working as the LA Craft Beer Examiner, passing the Certified Beer Server exam through the Certified Cicerone program as well as completing the Micromatic Dispense Specialist Course to become a draft tech.
Chris is also a big foodie. As a cook for over 25 years, he has an identical passion for creating great dishes in the kitchen. His specialties are Southern comfort cuisine, Cajun food and Texas BBQ and of course pairing dishes with the perfect craft beer. He was even a finalist on the very first season of Master Chef with Gordon Ramsay.
Chris holds a B.S. in Radio/Television Communications with an emphasis in sports broadcasting. He has over 9 years of radio broadcasting experience and is a published writer.
Like most beer lovers, picking a favorite beer or style is difficult but IPAs, Belgians, Stouts and Barleywines are among his favorites. As a craft beer evangelist, he enjoys converting bad beer drinkers into good beer drinkers; true beer evangelism.
Because life is too short to drink bad beer.