Modern Marvels

Season 12 Episode 59


Aired Wednesday 10:00 PM Nov 16, 2005 on The History Channel
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It's one of the world's oldest and most beloved beverages, revered by Pharaohs and brewed by America's Founding Fathers. Today, brewing the bitter elixir is a multi-billion-dollar global industry.
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    Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


    • TRIVIA (4)

      • Before October 14, 1978, there had been another kind of prohibition in America. On that day, President Jimmy Carter signed a bill making it legal to brew beer in the home.

      • By the early 20th Century, German and Austrian immigrants also established breweries in Mexico, creating famous lager beers such as Corona, Carta Blanca, Bohemia, and Dos Equis.

      • At a London brewery on October 16, 1814, a huge wooden storage vat burst open, flooding the streets with a 25-foot-high wave of beer. Eight people drowned in the flood, while dozens of others ran to scoop up the free beer.

      • Records from ancient Sumeria contain references to "red beer," "white beer," "premium beer," "beer with a head," and many others.

    • QUOTES (1)

      • Narrator: Its golden body and frothy head have enraptured human beings for more than 6,000 years. Malt, hops, yeast and water, but ad mashing and boiling, hot and cold, sweat and science and the results a lager, pale ale and porter. From micro brew to mega brew, from medieval monasteries to a pub near you. Now, Brewing, on Modern Marvels.

    • NOTES (1)

      • Klaus Klages
        Munich Resident

        Doug Muhleman
        Chief Brewmaster, Anheuser-Busch

        Dan Driscoll
        St. Louis Brewmaster, Anheuser-Busch

        Jeff Pitts
        St. Louis Plant Mgr., Anheuser-Busch

        Alan Eames
        Beer Anthropologist, Author

        Dr. Patrick McGovern
        Sr. Research Scientist, U Penn Museum

        Gregg Smith, PhD
        Author, A Beer History

        Bryan Selders
        Lead Brewer, Dogfish Head Craft Brewery

        Sam Calagione
        Owner, Dogfish Head Craft Brewery

        Frank Peifer
        Brewmaster, Weihenstephan Brewery

        Bob Brandt
        Owner, Red Car Brewery

        Jim Koch
        Brewer, Samuel Adams

        Francine Katz
        VP of Communications, Anheuser-Busch

        Drew Beechum
        President, Maltose Falcons

        Ken Grossman (archival footage)
        Sierra Nevada Brewery founder

        Executive Producer: Don Cambou
        Writer: Anthony Lacques
        Producer: Anthony Lacques
        Line Producer: Paul Dzilvelis
        Editor: Bruce Hepler
        Narrator: Max Raphael
        Music: Alan Ett Music Group
        Producer: Bruce Nash
        Creator: Bruce Nash
        Production Manager: Shelia Collins
        Post Producer: Tim Knauff
        Clearance Supervisor: Katie Del Core
        Director of Research: Allison Boon
        Production Auditor: Dani Eslin
        Accountant: April Brown
        Accountant: Lisa Casella
        Accountant: Sheridan Liu
        Accountant: Paulette Pantoja
        Researcher: Uldis Balodis
        Researcher: John Knapp
        Coordinator: Boni Osmani
        Coordinator: Brad Skiles
        Clearance Coordinator: Lawrence Givens III
        Clearance Coordinator: Aaron Zober
        Post Coordinator: Terrence Hartwell
        Voice over Coordinator: John Knapp
        Assistant Editor: Laura Steinhoff
        Assistant Editor: Josh Beckham
        Assistant Post Coordinator: Alexander Rubinow
        Post Assistant: Gaylen Kobayashi
        Post Assistant: Kevin McCartney
        Camera: Manuel Brueckl
        Camera: Guy Defeis
        Camera: Daniel Desloge
        Camera: Ric J. Edevane
        Camera: Lon Magdich
        Camera: Jed Udall
        Field Audio: Rob Maerz
        Field Audio: Brigitte Schaller
        Field Audio: Ron Strobel
        Field Audio: Tony West
        Online Editor: John Price
        Sound Mixer: Ed Thacker
        Animation: Randall Rickert
        Animated Maps: Red Gypsy Animation
        Animated Photos: Adam Goodwin

        Special thanks:
        Catriona Anderson
        Craig A. Baggett
        Alan Eames
        Jacqueline Hogenauer
        Jaren A. Mariani
        Margaret Nathan
        Kelli Powers
        The Red Car Brewery
        Bryan Simpson
        Michalle Sullivan
        Manuela Weileder

        Executive Producer: Beth Dietrich-Segarra
        Produced by Actuality Productions, INC

    • ALLUSIONS (0)