How Booze Built America

About the show

Join Mike Rowe on the ultimate bar crawl through America’s beer and liquor filled past. Starting with the Pilgrim’s emergency beer run, we explore how booze shaped colonial life, caused the Boston Tea Party, and ultimately, led to the American Revolution. Next, we’ll show you how alcohol helped push this great nation west, where mountain men and Johnny Appleseed pave the way for liquored up cowboys to shoot each other at the OK Corral. Finally, find out how alcohol propelled the space race, how prohibition inspired our pastime, and who killed JFK.

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Upcoming episodes

Jul 4th
900a

America'S Revolution

Join Mike Rowe on the ultimate bar crawl through America’s beer and liquor filled past. Starting with the Pilgrim’s emergency beer run, we explore how booze shaped colonial life, caused the Boston Tea Party, and ultimately, led to the American Revolution.
Jul 4th
1000a

Westward, Ho!

Join Mike Rowe on the ultimate bar crawl through America’s booze filled past. We’ll show you how alcohol helped push this great nation west, where mountain men and Johnny Appleseed pave the way for liquored up cowboys to shoot each other at the OK Corral.
Jul 4th
1100a

To The Moon!

Mike Rowe is about to take you on a booze-fueled journey to the moon! Join the ultimate bar crawl through America’s beer and liquor filled past. We’ll find out how alcohol propelled the space race, how prohibition inspired our pastime, and who killed JFK.
Jul 4th
600p

America'S Revolution

Join Mike Rowe on the ultimate bar crawl through America’s beer and liquor filled past. Starting with the Pilgrim’s emergency beer run, we explore how booze shaped colonial life, caused the Boston Tea Party, and ultimately, led to the American Revolution.
Jul 4th
700p

Westward, Ho!

Join Mike Rowe on the ultimate bar crawl through America’s booze filled past. We’ll show you how alcohol helped push this great nation west, where mountain men and Johnny Appleseed pave the way for liquored up cowboys to shoot each other at the OK Corral.
Jul 4th
800p

To The Moon!

Mike Rowe is about to take you on a booze-fueled journey to the moon! Join the ultimate bar crawl through America’s beer and liquor filled past. We’ll find out how alcohol propelled the space race, how prohibition inspired our pastime, and who killed JFK.