Sometimes stereotypes come with a kernel of truth, but what if we don't know the real truth? You may have guessed that Vodka has its roots in Eastern Europe, but did you know two separate cultures claim to have invented it? Well it turns out both are documented and we take the time to explore both sides! This week we explore the double-flavor of Vodka history. Join us on this week's Tipsy Timeline!
Have you ever enjoyed a beer? Have you ever enjoyed that beer in a glass? Have you ever wondered why that beer glass is shaped the way it is? Well we bet you are now! Which is why, in this episode, we look at the strange, evolving history of beer glassware as well as the other random assortment of beer drinking vessels. So come join us as we talk about the history of your favorite beer drinking glasses and why they are the way they are on the Tipsy Timeline!
This week we celebrate Halloween by digging into the history of one of the season's most iconic staples. Witches! But where did our collective imagery come from, the pointy hats and brooms? That had to some from somewhere, right? What if we told you it came directly from beer? Find out how that could be true on today's Tipsy Timeline!
How do you like your cocktails? Straight up, with a twist, on the rocks...and of course, fat washed! Don't know what that means? Well have we got an episode for you! Join us as we look at the history of fat washed cocktails and their journey from perfume to mixologist darling. All this and more on the Tipsy Timeline!
The year: 1987, the place: USA, the beverage: Corona. The problem at hand remains a nasty, persistent little rumor that threatened Corona's very existence. Find out the weird truth about Corona's emergency damage control and how a company manages to sleuth out the truth. All this and more on this week's Tipsy Timeline!
Scotch whisky, that beautiful, peaty nectar that we all know and love so much. Today you can get Scotch at just about any liquor store in the world, but have you ever stopped to think about the fact that there was a time before Scotch? In today’s episode, we take a look at the illegal origins, economic rise, fall, and rise again of one of the world’s most popular liquors: Scotch whisky.
This week on the Tipsy Timeline we talk about turning disaster into opportunity. When life hands you lemons, juice 'em and throw 'em into a stiff drink! When life hands you the bubonic plague, make...drinks? This week we discuss how England managed turn the tide and create a whole new culture in the post-plague kingdom. Find out all the details this week on the Tipsy Timeline.
In today’s episode of the Tipsy Timeline, we learn about the birth of the world’s most popular beer style, the pilsner. Full of plagues, wars, more plagues, love (of beer), and country seeking redemption, this episode has it all. So join us as we explore the beer style that would shape the world’s beer preferences for generations. Patreon: tispytimeline.com/support
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!
Here’s something you probably haven’t thought about today: boiled water. And why would you? Being able to boil water at a moment’s notice is a luxury that we take for granted in modern times. But what about the times when it wasn’t POSSIBLE to boil water? In today’s episode of the Tipsy Timeline we talk about what life was like pre-boiled water, the effect that it had on production of beer, and the history of the “raw beer”. Patreon link: https://www.patreon.com/maltsinyourmouth
America is far from alone in its experiments at outlawing alcohol. This week we discuss the complex and insightful history of prohibition in Russia! It's a story of Tsars, scars, wars, booze, and revolutions. When a proud nation takes its chances eliminating alcohol, fascinating consequences happen. Find out the story this week on The Tipsy Timeline!
The year is 1920 and Prohibition in the United States is in full swing. American citizens are in desperate need of a drink, but their government says "no!" What is an honest drinker to do? Who can be trusted when rum runners and illicit smugglers are selling alcohol that can kill? The scene was set for a hero to emerge...so join us in this episode of the Tipsy Timeline as special guest, Tom, tells the story of the Real McCoy!
Ghengis Khan was one of the most powerful warlords to ever live. His army conquered one of the largest territories from Korea to Hungary, making the Mongal Empire one of the largest empires to ever exist! But here's a head-scratcher: what did the Mongal armies eat? A seemingly simple question with a surprising answer. So come join us as we explore the hidden world of Mongolia's favorite food and alcohol: Airag.
This week we discuss an interesting corner of beer history down under. Australia has its own special, natively-developed beer: Australian Sparkling Ale. Find out how beer brewing came to this once-remote continent, the challenges faced, and how the Australian Sparkling Ale came to be. Join us for the Tipsy Timeline!
The place...England. The Problem...deforestation. The century...17th! The winner...France? Find out how England's shifting deforestation regulations accidentally solved a long-time problem for French wine-makers. We're talking of course about sparkling wine, especially the World famous Champagne! Find out how this all relates this week on the Tipsy Timeline
Ever added a dash of bitters to your cocktail? Have you ever stopped and wondered where bitters came from? Well haven't we got a surprise for you! In today's episode of the Tipsy Timeline we look at the history of bitters from its start as a flavor enhancer in Ancient Egypt to its use as medicine in 15th century England.
This week on the Tipsy Timeline we discuss the most misunderstood of beer styles...the IPA. Where did it come from? Who invented it? Why all the hops? And why is everything you've heard on brewery tours totally incorrect? Find out the answers to all of that on this week's Tipsy Timeline!
The Olympic Games, everyone knows it as the premier global sporting event the world-over. But when you think of the Olympics do you think about alcohol? In today’s episode we take a look at the alcohol fueled history of the Olympics including: wine aid stations, drunken marathons, and the first drug enforcement casualty. All this and more on this episode of the Tipsy Timeline!
This week on the Tipsy Timeline we discuss a fascinating corner of WWII history. He's a 500-pound, fun-loving, hard-working, beer-drinking champion. And of course, he's a bear. Find out what on Earth this means, how he became one of WWII's most famous soldiers, and how he still captures hearts and minds. Join us for this week's Tipsy Timeline!
This week we take a flexible view of history and explore the fascinating world of Norse mythology. In a world of warriors, eagles, and poets. We explore a world where a magical mead has wonderful effects. But of course it's Norse mythology, so the story isn't going to be tame! Join us on this fantastical-take on history as we explore the world's most famous mead: The Mead of Poetry.
This week on The Tipsy Timeline we discuss one of the oldest on-the-books alcohol laws in the world. The Reinheitsgebot! Originally a Bavarian law that moved on to unified Germany, this law from 1516 is widely misunderstood outside Germany and has a fascinating history. Join us as we talk about the story, the context of the time, and how it's evolved over the following 500 years. Join us to learn about beer, law, and protectionism this week on The Tipsy Timeline!
Banks, few people love them but most of us agree that we need them...or do we? What if the banks all shut down at once? What would happen if we did our banking at...pubs? Well in this episode, we answer these questions and look at the history of the 1970 Irish banking strike and what happened when the pubs became the banks...
This week we discuss the history of the Merlot grape and its lovely wine as a way to experience how strange and interesting wine trends can be. What causes wine to be more or less popular? And how do things get thrown sideways sometimes? Find out this week on the Tipsy Timeline!
Cinco de Mayo. Every year, thousands of Americans don their sombreros, eat tacos, shoot tequila, and celebrate the 5th of May with reckless abandon. But, why? Why has America embraced this seemingly inconsequential Mexcan holiday as one of its largest "drinking holidays" ever? In today's Tipsy Timeline, James and Cory answer this question and more!
On today's Tipsy Timeline we run down the story of George Remus. Layer, bootlegger, party man, and dare we say Gatsby? In the early '20s, Mr. Remus ran one of America's most famous and infamous bootlegging rings. And that's not even the most wild part of his story! Hear the hows, whys, and WTFs of one of America's most infamous bootleggers on today's Tipsy Timeline!
Who doesn't love a good drink every now and then? Nothing quite like having a a few drinks with a couple of homies, but sometimes you need to tip one out for the homies who are no longer with us. You've seen it in movies and shows, but have you ever wondered where "pouring one out" came from? Would you believe it has thousands of years of history behind it? Because it does! From the Egyptians to the Romans, pouring one out has a rich history that you need to hear to believe!
This week we discuss the history of one of history's most infamous spirits...absinthe! Absinthe to this day carries some mystique after being illegal in several Western countries for decades. But why was it banned? Why should I care? Why is the word "murder" in the title? Did it really cause hallucinations or something? And what the heck is absinthe anyway? The answers to all of these questions can be had this week on the Tipsy Timeline!
Welcome to the Episode 37 of the Tipsy Timeline! Have you ever wondered where hard apple cider come from? Well in today's episode we'll discuss the fascinating history (and biology!) of hard ciders and how they came to be so popular!
This week we talk about the history of homebrewing in America. We trace its origins back from household chore, to expert skill, and its glorious rise from the (nearly) dead. Lots of factors left their mark on this now-trendy hobby. German immigrants, the Civil War, and things get real weird during Prohibition. Join us this week on the Tipsy Timeline!
This week we look into one of history's most intriguing "lemons into lemonade" moments. We'll discuss how malaria led to the invention of the Gin and Tonic! We cover malaria medicine, how bad it tasted, and how a little gin turned out to be just what the doctor ordered. Join us this week on The Tipsy Timeline!
The year: 1791. The place: Pennsylvania. The Issue: Taxes. How little times have changed. Only now in 2020, things are settled a little differently! This week's issue is the PA Whiskey Rebellion where a group of angry settlers stress test the authority of a brand new American government in the name of freedom, financial interests, and whiskey. Join us for the full story on this week's Tipsy Timeline.
In this episode, we travel to California’s gold rush to explore the mysterious history of steam beers. What are they? Where did they get the name? Why are prospectors so damn thirsty all the time? Join us in today’s episode to find out!
This week on the Tipsy Timeline we discuss what it means when a sitting president is incapacitated. And how exactly would we define incapacitated? What if that means...too drunk? We examine the real world implications of some specific scenarios with President Richard Nixon! Find out what exactly happens when a President is a little too Tipsy. Join us on today's Timeline!
In today's Tipsy Timeline we find out what a Sour Toe Cocktail is, how it came about, and why you have to have one. Join us for this fascinatingly bizarre piece of history. We know this is a short description, but we'd hate to spoil the surprise!
Who doesn’t like a nice stout when the weather gets colder? But how would you like…a meat stout? Don’t know what that is? Well in today’s episode of the Tipsy Timeline you are going to learn about the history of the meat stout! Come join us for a story and join us for a drink, cheers!
This week we correct a glaring omission in the canon of The Tipsy Timeline. Have you stopped to wonder how humans created the cocktail? That's right...the whole concept of cocktails. It had to come from somewhere, right?! Find out where this week on the Tipsy Timeline!
King Henry VIII, a man known for a tremendous appetite, founding his own religion, and marrying (and violently divorcing) a shocking number of wives. But have you ever heard of Henry VIII, the barroom brawler? Now that’s a story worth hearing! So join us in this episode as we talk about the wrestling match that ignited a war across the European continent. Cheers!
500 million straws are used in the U.S….Every. Single. DAY! But where did straws even come from? They have been in the news a lot lately, but who made them and why? Did you know that the first straws were used 5,000 years ago…for beer! In this episode, James and Cory talk about the fascinating history of where straws came from. So come join us for a story and come join us for a drink!
On the first podcast of the year 2020, we take a step back and discuss the history of whiskey that's "bottled in bond." What does it mean, why do you care, and how did it start in the first place? Find out this week on The Tipsy Timeline!