How Beer Saved The World DVD

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$14.98
Did you know that beer was critical to the birth of civilization? Or that it played a crucial role in the building of the pyramids, the founding of America, the Industrial Revolution and advancements in medicine? That's right - beer. Scientists and historians line up to tell the amazing, untold story that puts beer at the center of the human civilization. Until almost modern times, it wasn't just a drink-beer was vital to life. Where water contained deadly bacteria, beer was safe, as the fermentation killed the germs. It was drunk by men, women and children for a large period of time, and inspired great moments in human history. Beer was vital to the birth of America from the moment the Mayflower stopped in Plymouth - find out why!
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  • Format: DVD
  • Rating: Not Rated
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Run Time: 110 Minutes
  • Region: 1
  • Aspect Ratio: Widescreen
  • Studio: Discovery Channel
  • DVD Release Date: December 13, 2011
  • Subtitles: English
  • Audio: ENGLISH: Dolby Digital Stereo
  • Genre: Documentary
  • Color: Color
  • Includes:
    Bonus Episodes: How Stuff Works: Beer Connoisserus and Emeril Green: What's Brewing
  • Release Date: 2011

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11 Reviews
4.8

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4.8

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    5.0

    love it

    By honey booboo

    from bakersfield, ca

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      when asked what good about beer i can prove it saved the world.

       
      5.0

      worth the purchase

      By fury-2971

      from lancaster, ny

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        very enjoyable, worth the purchase, you will learn a lot !!!!

         
        5.0

        Brilliant film

        By CZI

        from Pasadena, CA

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          I first saw this DVD on an airplane and couldn't wait to come home and order it for my History major and beer brewing son. He loves this informative film as much as I do.

           
          5.0

          It's All True

          By NanC

          from MT

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            Perfect gift for your ale-ophile! Entertaining and informative at the same time.

             
            5.0

            Very interesting!

            By Peach

            from Chicago, IL

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              I bought this for my husband, it's pretty interesting. You'd never know how much science and history there is in beer. Apparently it's not all drunken keggers. There are college courses for beer making? Who knew. Fascinating movie, glad we have it on the shelf now. I'd recommend watching it.

               
              5.0

              Truly Enlightening

              By Beer Believer

              from Indianapolis, IN

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                I know it sounds far fetched but they make a good case. Seriously, who would have thought that a case could be made that beer played a crucial role in world social and industrial development. I saw it on TV and liked it so much I had to own it. Make sure you check out the extra features!

                 
                4.0

                What a great dry sense of humor DVD!

                By Linda

                from Brainerd, MN

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                  After seeing this DVD. How Beer Saved the World, as a family, we enjoyed it so much that I bought a couple more as gifts.

                   
                  5.0

                  Great video! I never would have guessed

                  By WildTonyB

                  from Binghamton, NY

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                    History can be fun!

                     
                    5.0

                    Highly entertaining & educational video

                    By Mike

                    from Cypress, TX

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                      I was attracted by the title which seems outrageous. But it is loaded with surprising information presented by historians, archaeologists,scientists, etc. The presentation is entertaining and almost tongue-in-cheek. I was so impressed, I bought 5 copies - 4 as gifts for friends. Friends thoroughly enjoyed it as well. Quaff a brew when you watch this. And enjoy!

                       
                      5.0

                      Enjoyable

                      By MtnMama

                      from Las Vegas, NV

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                        I originally saw this on Discovery channel and thought that it was so clever and well done that I wanted it to play for others. We have done that and our guests thoroughly enjoyed it also.

                         
                        4.0

                        Hilarious and informative

                        By Sean

                        from Chicago

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                        • Poor Plot Development

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                        Truly unique look at beer's role in the development of human society. Clearly funded by MillerCoors, so be prepared for lots of glamor shots of Miller High Life.

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