Displaying episodes 31 - 60 of 68 in total

Medicine, Myth, and Murder: Absinthe

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!

Zygotes and Ziggurats: History of Hard Cider

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!

Putting it Wildly: History of Homebrew

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!

Shoot Your Shot: History of Gin and Tonic

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!

Tar Treatment: The Whiskey Rebellion

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.

Shovels & Cuddles: History of Steam Beers

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!

Drunk In Chief: Feelin' Cute

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!

Spirit of the Toe: The Sour Toe Cocktail

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!

Doctor Beer: History of Meat Stouts

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!

The Iceman Cometh: History of Cocktails

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!

Royal Wrestling: The Party That Started a War

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!

Beer Pulp: The Surprising History of Straws

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!

A Little Fatal: Bottled in Bond

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!

The Templar Kitchen: Holiday Spices & Alcohol

Here's a stocking stuffer for you: the third installment of our holiday themed Tipsy Timeline. In this week's episode, we ask the question, WHY spices like cinnamon, nutmeg, and star anise are considered winter spices and how did they end up in our holiday cocktails?? Tune in to find out on this episode of the Tipsy Timeline!

2 Pounds?! Mulled Wine

This week on the Tipsy Timeline we explore another Holiday classic beverage. Something enjoyed throughout history during cold winter months and during times of celebration. Mulled wine! Join us to find out how humanity stumbled onto this drink today on the Tipsy Timeline!

Norse Canary: History of Winter Beers

Tis the season for Tipsy history! In the first episode of our holiday specials, we talk about the history of Winter Beers. We look at where they came from, how they got their name, and where the Vikings fit in. Listen on in to find out more!

One Drunk Pig: The Great London Beer Flood

This week on the Tipsy Timeline, we discuss pigs, porters, and poor construction. Or is that pour construction? No, it's not. We'll discuss damaging and historic floods in London, and a bonus trip to Manchester! Join us this week on the Tipsy Timeline

Advanced Shovel Technology: History of Malts

This week on The Tipsy Timeline, we discuss Malts, and what on Earth possessed people to make different kinds of malts. Turns out the history of malts is surprisingly interesting! Pale malt, chocolate malt, and patent malt all get their due this week on the Tipsy Timeline!

7th Gen Badass: Jack Daniels and Nathan Greene

This week we discuss a young man named Jack Daniels, and the man who helped Jack Daniels reach the heights it did. Master distiller Nathan Greene. A story of love, friendship, and a misunderstanding of exactly when the Civil War happened. But maybe that's OUR fault. Find out all these things and the history of Jack Daniels' famous distiller this week on the Tipsy Timeline.

Turnip Torch: The Legend of the Jack O Lantern

In the spirit of fall, we cover the legend of the Jack O Lantern. A story of trickery, clever words, and booze. Join us for the experience on the Tipsy Timeline!

Floating Pubs: Naval Drinking Traditions

Ahoy matey! Let’s make a port call and talk about the world’s naval drinking traditions. Join us as we look at the weird and wonderful history of naval drinking customs around their world and how they got their start. (Spoilers) Some of these traditions are still continued today!

Balloon Warfare: The Ghost Army

This week we talk about a fascinating chapter of WWII History, the Ghost army of 1943. A unit so effective that you probably haven't even heard of them. But what does this have to do with booze? Find out this week on The Tipsy Timeline!

Busy Benedictines: History of Hops

Hops, what are they good for? Turns out, a lot! In this episode we look at a world before hops were used to make beer. And we explore the who, what, when and where of when they were first used, because *spoiler* beer didn't always include hops!

Vodka Llama: The Moscow Mule

On this week's episode we cover the fascinating invention, rise, and popularization of one of America's most lasting cocktails...The Moscow Mule! Is it Russian? Does it have ancient origins, and why on EARTH is the word "mule" in the name. That's weird, right? Find out the answers to all of these (and more!) on this week's Tipsy Timeline!

Makin' It Raines: The 1896 Raines Law

1896, New York City. Prohibition is right around the corner, and the country is grappling with how to handle alcohol regulations. So of course they start passing out sandwiches and sleeping in bars. Yep, you heard that right (sort of). Find out the wild ride of Raine's Law and one of history's most infamous "meals" this week on The Tipsy Timeline.

Un-Bung It: Wine Transportation Through Time

Have you ever wondered how wine gets from the vine to you? How was it transported? What materials did the Egyptians use? From Greece to Gaul, we look at the history of wine transportation throughout history and how we got here to there. So come join us for a story and join us for a drink on the Tipsy Timeline! If you like what you heard and want to support this show, consider going to tipsytimeline.com/support and checking out the cool things you can get when you join the Malty Many!

Wine Butler: History of Sommeliers

Sommelier (noun) - That highly trained professional at the restaurant/vineyard who manages to somehow pick the EXACT wine that goes well with your food, or even how you're feeling that afternoon. But how on Earth did we get here? How did this originate? Just how far back does this go? Today we explore the surprising history and evolution of the sommelier. Join us this week on the Tipsy Timeline!

Glass Hole: History of Beer Bottles

This is the third part of our unintentional three part beer history series. In other episodes we talked about the history of yeast (see episode: Yeast Is People), we took a look at the discovery of carbonation (see episode: Ancient FOaMO), and now we’re covering…wait for it…bottles! Yes, we answer the question of how and when the first beer was bottled. We look at who invented it and why. How did World War II almost kill beer bottles? And, what does the future hold for our frosty bottles of brew? If you like what you heard and want to support this show, consider going to tipsytimeline.com/support and checking out the cool things you can get when you join the Malty Many!

Ancient FOaMO: History of Carbonation

Who put bubbles in your brew? Was it black magic, science, or both? Why did it carbonation take so long to catch on and…who is impregnating beers? All these questions will be answered on this episode of The Tipsy Timeline!

Yeast is People: Discovery of Yeast

Ever wonder how and where humans figured out this whole "yeast" thing? For thousands of years humans made wine, beer, and mead without any understanding of the fundamental ingredient in them all. But alas, we clever humans managed to figure it out. And we're here to tell you the story this week on Tipsy Timeline!

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