Ian googled his name. Huh. He stared at his phone. “I don’t think this message is meant for me….”We discussed for a moment that maybe he had somehow connected to us through Brian Bolter, with whom we shot BottleProof TV, but for a variety of reasons that didn’t add up.
It turns out the video they needed was one to help publicize “Brewhaha” – the marquee event of DC Beer Week, and the concept was the marriage of food and drink, with a the theme of each of the experts (brewer and chef) underestimating the skill of the other.
Bryce, a manager at Old Ebbitt, met us at the door and gave us a quick walk around tour of the location. We settled in by the oyster bar.
Shortly after, Travis, Justin, and Clay arrived and we proceeded to film. Travis and Justin, like true industry champions, pounded about 3 beers a piece over the course of half an hour while they discussed DC Beer week on camera. It’s true it cut the nerves of being filmed, but it also helped to set the scene of the battle to ensue; Is there anything more DC (or America) than unchecked braggadocio escalating at a bar? All in scripted good fun of course.
Watch the video here:
After filming at Old Ebbitt Grill, we visited The Commodore with Chef Travis to burn a burger, then travelled to Laurel, Maryland to visit the brewery where Chef Travis was a good sport and allowed himself to be sprayed with a mango scented yeast.
After an afternoon of tomfoolery, we turned off our cameras and pulled up a seat at the bar for Q-Cumber Saison.
If you’re wondering… it tastes like summer.