Posted: September 17, 2012
Ethanol and farming have roles to play a new series on the Discovery Channel hosted by Mike “Dirty Jobs” Rowe.
The three-part series is called “How Booze Built America” and it premiers this Wednesday evening September 19th at 10pm ET/PT, repeating at the same day and time for the following two weeks. The series examines the critical role alcohol has played in our nation’s history, according to a Discovery Channel press release:
Did you know that the Puritans landed the Mayflower early on Plymouth Rock… because they ran out of beer? Or that Johnny Appleseed was actually creating farms to sell hard apple cider? Mike Rowe does, and he’ll walk you through all of this and more. He’s proven that Dirty Jobs can be fun. He’s ready to do the same for history.
In HOW BOOZE BUILT AMERICA, Mike Rowe will crisscross the country, stiff drink in hand and beer goggles firmly strapped on, to take an in depth and slightly unusual look at the story of our nation. Between reenactments of actual historical events, and current day interviews with historians and experts, Rowe will make the case that alcohol is clearly one of the key ingredients that formed our culture and our country.
In one of the series’ promos on the Discovery Channel, Rowe takes a look at “Energetic Ethanol” in his usual funny way. Watch it below: