Modern Marvels

Season 12 Episode 59


Aired Wednesday 10:00 PM Nov 16, 2005 on The History Channel



  • Trivia

    • 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

    • 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

    • 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