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How Beer Saved the World (2011)

TV Movie  |  TV-PG  |   |  Documentary  |  30 January 2011 (USA)
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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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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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Very Educational And Entertaining
19 February 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

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.

I suspect some of the claims made in this show exaggerate the importance of beer. Was barley made exclusively for beer and not for bread? I do not know, but it seems a bit odd. Even the theory of how beer was accidentally discovered relies heavily on speculation.

But overall, it is pretty decent with real experts explaining things about beer's history that are not well known. Did it "save" the world? I do not know. I mean, sure, beer was safer to drink than bacteria-filled water... but clearly other societies thrived besides the Europeans. The world was not "saved".


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