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A brief history lesson on what makes America great: beer.
Really interesting and quirky video. Thanks for the post AdelleChattre!
Thank you, not just for the complement but for the comment as well. It may have been the slightest bit quiet around here til now. Cheers.
Indeed thanks for the post. I enjoy brewing beer, but I do have one question, where is 'here'? Possibly I am blind but i don't see which tribe this is under?
Meant Snapzu generally. Say, tell me if it's prying, but when you say you’re blind, how seriously do you mean it?
LOL oh god! I meant that figuratively as in it is there i just can't see past my nose!
Well I am new, but I believe that the list of tribes that this was posted under is on the right side of your screen under the category (orange rectangle that says "video" in this case). Although that doesn't really narrow it down to just one :D
It's under 5 different tribes. Look to the right under: Published Into. Here you can cross post stuff to a number of different tribes.
No problem :) the more upvotes, the better visibility! Well worth it!
Really interesting video.
Here's a question. I'm Canadian, and although I'm not a beer drinker, when I have a pint of Canadian vs American brand name beer there's definitely a difference in quality. There's always that joke about American beer being equivalent to urine, but is there a real reason behind that? Some sort of difference in brewing process?
So if they had more beer, the Mayflower might not have landed here?
This reminds me of the mini-series that Mike Rowe did on the Discovery channel: http://www.discovery.com/tv-shows/how-booze-built-america/
There is a great book as well called, Booze. Which goes into a little more depth if you are interested than the discovery series.
It is very similar and would go well with it
Awesome post. I wonder if beer for Congress would help, as the video says it couldn't hurt;)
That was a lot more entertaining than I thought it would be. Thanks for sharing!
For all wondering why the Mayflower needed beer and why he was disgusted by drinking water is that back then water would make one incredibly ill due to pasteurization not being invented yet, however in the process of making beer you boil and thus kill the bacteria making it the only safe thing to drink as water was filled with these bacteria. It would be a long time before someone realized how to make water safe to drink.
Is there any sort of historical source for this claim? The British navy provided grog to its sailors, but I've never heard this regarding the Mayflower. I am, however, very familiar with the popular historical fallacy that says the ancient Romans drank watered wine because their water was unsafe. Which is untrue.
Also, if boiling in the process of brewing beer is what made the beer safe to drink, why would they not just boil water before drinking it and not bother with the beer, which was more expensive and time consuming to produce?
People who liked this might like yard's brewing ales of the revolution: