30-some seconds of unadulterated, beer love featuring Poseidon Brewing Company located in Ventura, CA.
Well, my first KickStarter project didn't get funded. THANK YOU to all who have helped me promote the project and a REALLY BIG THANK YOU to all who pledged their hard earned money.
However, this isn't the end of beer pour'n! I have plans to go ahead with this project, albeit at a much slower pace and on a much smaller scale.
Please, consider "re-pledging" (by pledging I mean donating) through my personal PayPal account. Please be aware that by using PayPal, you will be automatically and immediately charged. I will be accepting donations until the project is finished.
The money raised for this project will be used to purchase the perks, a small HD video camera and set equipment. I will be purchasing all of the beer and glassware used in the video.
The new project will feature the correct pour for 10 beer styles into the correct glassware. Unfortunately, it will be hard to predict a project completion date without total funding. My goal is to finish the project by January, 2013.
Is there any better time for this project? NO! Right here, right now is a great time for beer geeks and beer enthusiasts around the world. Through the efforts of beer journalists and bloggers like me, beer is finally getting the respect it deserves.
The money raised from this project will be used to produce 10 short videos that demonstrate the correct pour for the 10 different beers in their appropriate glass. The videos will be a welcome addition to my already popular style.profile series in which I explain what to expect from each style of beer. In addition to the pour demonstration, the videos will briefly explain why each particular glass is best suited for a particular style of beer. Also, when it is appropriate I will include historical background and other trivia tidbits for each glass.
The funding will be used to purchase classic examples of each beer and the appropriate glass for each beer style. An original theme song will also be commissioned for these videos. The remaining money will be used to purchase specific set and recording equipment to properly showcase each perfect pour. The videos will be hosted on www.hopheadsaid.com.
Why is glassware important?
The glass geometries (shape, height, and thickness of the glass) play a very important role in how the beer is enjoyed. For example, thin glass lets the beer naturally warm up, which is good for some ale styles but hardly ever good for a lager. Some glasses are tall and skinny which allow the light to shine through them and showcase a beer's brilliant clarity. Tall and skinny glasses are perfect for pilsners but less dramatic for dark or cloudy beers. Taken as a whole the glass plays an important role as to how the beer is perceived and enjoyed especially if the beer is being paired with food.
Ok, so I have had this idea for a while and I finally got around to making the video. I am starting a new video series called beer.pour'n and each video will demonstrate the correct pour for a certain style of glassware. There will be one video for each beer glass style and the proper beer will be poured into each glass. The video in this post is a test video just to see if I could actually do ONE and I could so the game is on! I know the glass and pour aren't perfect in this video but they will be once we start the official video series.
What I am looking for is some musicians to create the cheesiest porn sound track he or she can come up with. I will give you credit at the end and I will also link to your website in the blog post when each video is released. Depending on the number of entries, I may use a different soundtrack for each video.
Please share this post around with your musician friends or if you are a musician send your entries to curtis [at] hopheadsaid [dot] com.
Dirty pour'n details:
1. The music must be original.
2. You must own all rights to the music.
3. Sound track should be no more than one minute long or it will have to be clipped. I'll do my best to fade it but I can't guarantee anything.