Food Matters: Video game maker launches 'The Beer Diaries,' plus a corned beef recipe from Fado
Mar 13, 2013 (Austin American-Statesman - McClatchy-Tribune Information Services via COMTEX) --
'The Beer Diaries' is another hit from videogame developer Zeschuk
When video game developer Greg Zeschuk left BioWare late last year, he was ready to do something less stressful than putting out a high-profile game like "Star Wars: The Old Republic."
"After departing from BioWare I wanted to pursue something that I was passionate about, as well as being involved in a much smaller venture than building a gigantic videogame," he recently said in a Q&A on beer writer Emma Janzen's blog, Liquid Austin. "I had a very rough idea of what I wanted to pursue, something involving sharing the experience around craft beer, but I didn't have a specific format or goal in mind." Then he met Mike Mann, a local documentary director who was working on a film about Texas beer laws at the time.
They saw a transformation in the Austin beer scene taking place and wanted to use their skills to help raise awareness of the craft beer industry and the people behind it. "The Beer Diaries" launched in January, and Mann and Zeschuk have already released six half-hour episodes, which you can watch at thebeerdiaries.tv. (They hosted several screenings of new episodes at the Alamo Drafthouse, often to sold-out audiences who were enjoying some of the beer featured in the show.)
Zeschuk says they have already finished about 15 episodes covering breweries and brewpubs in Austin, including one later this month with Aaron Franklin of Franklin BBQ, and later this year, they'll take the show up to Colorado.
"Our goal is to have literally every brewery in town with an episode," he said. "Interestingly, in Austin this is a bit of a moving target because there are more opening all the time." To read the rest of the interview and find a list of Zeschuk's favorite local beers, go to austin360.com/liquidaustin.
Les Dames culinary scholarship deadline is March 25
The Austin chapter of Les Dames d'Escoffier International will give out $8,000 in scholarships to local female culinary students this spring. To apply for one of the four $2,000 scholarships, download the application at ldeiaustin.org. The application deadline is March 25.
___ (c)2013 Austin American-Statesman, Texas Visit Austin American-Statesman,
Texas at www.statesman.com Distributed by MCT Information Services
[ Back To Technology News's Homepage ]