How Beer Saved the World
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How Beer Saved the World

A nice, refreshing beer may be one of the few “universal” constants that can be enjoyed around the world, but most casual beer-lovers ignore their favourite beverages ancient roots. How Beer Saved the World wades through thousands of years of human history to explore just how, exactly, fermented malt beverages have shaped this modern world.

From its role in the building of the great Egyptian pyramids to its impact on the world of modern medicine, the documentary examines the enormous amount of influence that the familiar brew has had around the world.

Even today, beer plays a major role in space shuttle launches and zero-gravity experiments, and How Beer Saved the World provides a semi-serious but always historically-accurate look at just how much of modern society today is owed to a few adventurous beer-makers at the very dawn of human history.