Episode 79: California is the heartland of America's winemaking industry. It makes world class wines that are revered from Paris to Beijing. But have you ever stopped and wondered "why"? How did California become the wine capital of the United States? How did it go from coastal colony to one of the largest wine meccas in the world, home to name brand such as Sonoma and Napa Valley? Well, in the first of our history of California wine two parter, we talk the monks, miners, soldiers, and horitcultures who made California wine what it is today!
Starting a brewery, a seemingly simple business venture. But what if we were to tell you that there was one brewery that sought to make beer despite disease, earthquakes, and massacres. Cursed? Maybe. Exciting? Definitely! Today, we're talking about history's most dangerous brewery!