Harvey Gold sees a significant food void on television.


Sure, there are plenty of wacky, offbeat shows.


A guy eating bizarre food.


Two guys eating fiery food.


And pastry chefs trying to create the ideal cupcake.


But Gold, a longtime television producer, and many others want to see a regular program starring arguably the most popular alcoholic beverage in the world: beer.


Despite its popularity — Americans down more than 20 gallons per person each year — beer has yet to break through as a star of its own series, instead being cast in a supporting role or being featured only in specials. That’s bound to change at some point, TV producers and beer industry experts believe, because of the country’s growing love affair with craft beer.


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