St. John Brewers star on YouTube


Cheech Vyas and Kevin Chipman go have gone viral thanks to the daughter of Jimmy Buffett and a multi-million dollar effort by YouTube to expand its video streaming business.

A new original programming outlet, Reserve Channel, debuted this week with four series, one of which, EX-PATS, features the island’s beer boys. The shows are produced in cooperation with Travel + Leisure magazine and feature those who cut the home-cord, leaving behind a seemingly successful and ordinary existence in search of a place to live their dream life.

In the first episode, Savannah Buffett follows a day in the life of Vyas and Chipman, describing how they made the move from the University of Vermont to St. John  to owning the first microbrewery on the island.

If you’ve ever thought about making the move, living the dream, or whatever you want to call it … or just want to know what it’s like to live and work on the island, and get a sense of the island’s community … watch the shows.

Four episodes have been posted, each about 12 minutes long.

2 thoughts on “St. John Brewers star on YouTube”

  1. Loved the episode. Just got done writing a post about it which will go up tomorrow. The story of an expat is always an interesting one, and Cheech and Kevin certainly have a great one.

  2. I enjoy our visits to the St John Brewery and admire the guys for what they have achieved – but as a brewing hobbyist and afficianado {sp?} – and for accuracy… there is no microbrewery on St John… (realizing that brewing on St John would not be a profitable venture)

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