Almost Never Water: Beer vs Ale

So you're watching your favorite historical show. What do they drink? Ale, right? Ever notice it's rare to hear "beer" ordered? It turns out that there is a distinct historical difference between beer and ale. Find out how this happened, what the difference really is, and bust some historical myths along the way. All that and more on this week's Tipsy Timeline!

We discuss the historical difference between beer and ale, and why exactly it even differs in the first place. Then of course along the way we discuss the myth that King Henry VIII banned hops. There's a kernel of truth here, but it's largely misunderstood by modern standards. Sources for this week's story can be found below
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