This show traces the important role that beer has played in human history from the probable origins of the first beer at the dawn of history to the development of a special beer for use in zero gravity space missions.

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Himself - Narrator (voice)
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George Armelagos ...
Himself - Professor of Anthropology, Emory University (as Dr. George Armelagos)
Charlie Bamforth ...
Himself - Professor of Brewing Science, University of California (as Dr. Charlie Bamforth)
Kyria Boundy-Mills ...
Herself - Professor of Microbiology, University of California (as Dr. Kyria Boundy-Mills)
Drew Brosseau ...
Himself - Mayflower Brewery
Betsy Bryan ...
Herself - Professor of Egyptology, John Hopkins University (as Dr. Betsy Bryan)
Patrick Hayes ...
Himself - Professor of Food Science, Oregon State University (as Dr. Patrick Hayes)
Everett Howell ...
Boston Tea Party Organizer
Patrick McGovern ...
Himself - Professor of Bio-Archaeology, University of Pennsylvania (as Dr. Patrick McGovern)
Jaron Mitchell ...
Himself - 4Pines Brewing Company
Bernard Nagengast ...
Himself - Author & Technical Historian
Maureen Ogle ...
Herself - Author & Historian
David Ryder ...
Himself - Vice President Brewing & Research MillerCoors (as Dr. David Ryder)
Thomas Shellhammer ...
Himself - Professor of Fermentation Science, Oregon State University (as Dr. Thomas Shellhammer)
Quentin R. Skrabec Jr. ...
Himself - Associate Professor of Business, University of Findlay (as Dr. Quentin R. Skrabec Jr.)
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This show traces the important role that beer has played in human history from the probable origins of the first beer at the dawn of history to the development of a special beer for use in zero gravity space missions.

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30 January 2011 (USA)  »

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Super fun documentary.
11 May 2015 | by See all my reviews

This documentary was really a blast.

It presents a seemingly reasonable case for how important beer was in human history. It is also filled with really great dry wit. I also really liked the funny cartoons used to present a lot of the material.

I would, however, really like to hear some serious academic criticisms of the theories presented in this film, although I'm pretty sure that the film intended to be a bit over the top about how beer made the modern world.

Still, this is one of the best documentaries I have ever seen--it was just so fun to watch. I really can't imagine anyone who wouldn't like watching this. Both entertaining and educational. Really a fun time.


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