The Inaugural Rumination

If you’ve made it this far then thank you, that suggests that you may be just curious enough to enjoy what we have to offer…

If the word ‘History’ conjures to your mind bad memories of dusty volumes and stooping old men droning in an unending monotone about Henry VIII ‘s gout, then the two of you have got off on the wrong foot. There is so much more to explore, particularly if you pair your studies with a freshly poured pint!

We would like to take you on a wild ride through a world of pure intoxication. From the trappist monks of Belgium to the recipies of ancient Sumaria. From the origins of the humble British boozer to the wild nights of the first Oktoberfest.

Of course its thirsty works reading about beer history, so we would be remiss if we did not also discuss some of the finest beers available to humanity from all four corners of the globe.

Basically, just think of us like an extra excited Adam Hart-Davis, with a little more electric soup thrown in.

A key to our podcast episodes might help you find the subject that really gets you excited about history and beer:

Ruminations: Where we explore social and cultural history relating to beer. Episodes in this category include a look into the history of pubs and an exploration of the Temperance movement in the UK.

Libations: Cover the history of beer styles and brewing. Episodes in this category have so far included the origin of Stouts and Porters, and the history of Lager.

A Quick Half: Shorter and more conversational, where we discuss current beer news or short histories we found interesting. These episodes are usually 30- 50 mins long, perfect for a commute or lunch break.

Tap Takeover: Where we interview brewers and other industry professionals, have a nice chat and drink some of the beers they make.

We will be using this blog to post bibliographies of our sources for each episode, plus short posts exploring anything we find that we think is of interest but might not have time to fit into a podcast episode. In the meantime,  links to all the platforms on which the podcast can be heard can be found on the homepage. Just click and start your beer history journey.

Cheers and happy listening!

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