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Liquor Stew: Educated Guesses on Caipirinha

Let's travel back to Central America to talk about the national cocktail of Brazil: Caipirinha! In this episode we explore the many theories of how this cocktail came ...

Ir-"ISH": Birth of the Irish Red Ale

Riddle me this: What's wet, bottled, and red all over? If you answered "an Irish Red Ale," then first of all...wow, that's impressive. Second, you probably have a good...

The Spirit Stick: Brazilian Cachaça

Today we explore the history and profile of a lesser-known liquor in America. Many countries have home-grown truly unique regional specialties. Mexico has tequila, Fra...

The Connecticut Glaciers: When Seltzers Took Over

Have you been noticing those hard seltzers that have been showing up on the liquor store shelves lately? Of course you have. Everyone and their mother makes a seltzer!...

New Realm, Who Dis: Tequila's Origin

Get your salt shakers ready, because in today's Tipsy Timeline we explore the origin and evolution of one of the world's most famous spirits: Tequila. In the sister ep...

The Maltiverse: Zima's Demise

Today's Tipsy Timeline talks about a brand new category for us, starting with its (in)famous parentage: Zima! What was it? Why was it made? Why was it the butt of ever...

Right in the Pina: Mezcal

This week we go where too few others have gone before: Mezcal. Take a trip with us to explore the rich heritage of Mezcal. Where does it come from? Is it different tha...

Peter the Guy: Glorious Soviet Champagne

Much has been said about the Soviet party's rule in Russia - including by us at the Tipsy Timeline. But you know what hasn't been talked about much? Soviet Champagne! ...

Upstate Mesopotamia: Inventing Cocktail Recipes

With today's litany of specialty cocktail books and Instagramable recipes, have you ever stopped to consider their origin? When did cocktail recipes standardize and wh...

Tubby Tony: Birth of the Gay Bar

Have you ever wondered what the Roman Catholic Church, the American mafia, and the Pride Parade all have in common? Surprisingly, the answer is gay bars. In today's Ti...

A Louse-y Story: Cognac's Wild Ride

This week's episode enjoys a glass of brandy as a warm-up to the main event: cognac! From Napoleon to jazz, cognac has a rich history ready to be distilled for your en...

Still Fugglin': The Hop Cultivation Revolution

Hops, a foundational ingredient in every beer we drink . From stouts to saisons, hops are in them all - and for good reason. They give the beer character and depth; th...

#83 Drive or Die: From Moonshine to Stock Cars

Moonshine, a word that brings to mind certain imagery when you hear it. Is that a banjo I hear? But what do we really know about moonshine anyway? Is it all just overa...

Mid-Level Shogun: Japanese Whisky

Following up a little on last week's discussion of Japanese Oak, we discuss the hows and whys of Japanese whisky. When did Japan start producing whisky? Who started it...

Rab-Bots Rising: Japanese Whisky's Edge

In today's Tipsy Timeline we talk about a place that has recently become popular for their whisky. No, not Scotland. Nope, not Ireland either. United States? Wrong aga...

Award Winning Poison: California Wine Part II

This episode picks up where we left in Part 1! Picking up in prohibition, we talk about how wineries survived, where it started to get used, and some of the less savor...

Wet and Nutritious: California's Wine History Part I

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...

Put Back the Bones: The Most Dangerous Brewery

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, earthquak...

Big Swinging Whisky: How Scotch Conquered the World

This week we push ourselves into the world of perception, opinion, and prohibition. Why is Scotch Whisky given such high esteem? Why are other whiskeys put on hold to ...

From Pepsi With Love: A Surprise Navy

Ah yes, the Cold War; A time in world history that is rife with political intrigue, spycraft, nuclear terrors, and...Pepsi? Join us in today's episode to see how vodka...

Olive Bathtub: The Birth of the Martini

"Shaken, not stirred," three simple words that summon up so many images. James Bond, spycraft, casinos, sophistication, and of course the martini! In today's episode o...

Hard to Blow: Wine Bottles

How did the wine bottle evolve, and why do we still have several typical shapes? In today's episodes we explore the history of glass, which we've touched on in previou...

Absolved and Alcoholed: Monks and Beer

This week we dig into the interesting connections between monasteries and beer brewing. Throughout history, monasteries played an important role in beer brewing. But h...

Penicillin Pigeon: Beer Saves Georgia

Let's talk about Georgia...1700s style. Or more accurately, what would become Savannah, Georgia - but they didn't know that yet. The New World was at its newest and th...

Taxes is Taxes: A Tale of Taverns

This week we recognize an omission on the Tipsy historical record. We've discussed pubs, public houses, and even discussed restaurants. This week we complete the circl...

Drip & Ship: Jamaica's Beer Heritage

The history and (nearly) lost heritage of Jamaican beer.

Killdevil Chronicles: Discovering Rum

This week we follow through on one of the classics: rum! What makes rum, rum? How did humanity start pumping it out? And why is it associated with the Caribbean? Find ...

Repent Ye Slingers: Cuban Cocktail Culture

In today's episode of the Tipsy Timeline, we ask a simple question: What do rum, mojitos, bellinis, prohibition, and Cuba have in common? Join us in this episode as we...

Clink or Sink: History of Toasting

Today on this festive New Years-themed episode we discuss a tradition so common, so ubiquitous, and so culturally widespread that you may not have thought it has a his...

Levee le Sausage: Canada's Mighty Moose Milk

This week's wintery, holiday-themed episode takes a trip to the North. Our friends in those cold temperatures used hard weather and hard times to come up with a big ba...

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