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“Empire in a Bottle: Tales of a Beer Historian”

“Why don’t you write your literature review about alcohol?” my African colonialism professor asked me during my master’s degree. “I can do that?!” I replied. The possibility of researching and writing on the history of beer and alcohol was, honestly, mind-blowing. I had already been an avid homebrewer for many years and had just begun to write articles for a regional beer magazine on historical topics. That first academic piece of writing ended up being a literature review about British alcohol policies. This was 10 years ago and nine years before I completed my doctoral dissertation focusing on the world history of Pilsner: “Empire in a Bottle: Commodities, Culture, and the Consumption of Pilsner Beer in the British Empire, c. 1870–1914.” It has been a lot of hard work and fun since that fateful question.

Christmas beer: between history, marketing, and spices

We are passionate about craft beers. We offer quality products and ingredients for the creation of your homebrews. We have many solutions to help you make the best beer. By Nathalie Coursin Ah, it’s finally here, this month of December that brings with it the official beginning of winter, but also the comforting time of […]

Key trends in craft brewing for 2023

We are passionate about craft beers. We offer quality products and ingredients for the creation of your homebrews. We have many solutions to help you make the best beer. November 6th, 2022 Written by: Paule Gosselin, columnist for Bière et Plaisirs magazine and author of the blog La Fleur du Malt. The craze for quality […]

Beer in Ancient Mythology: A Gift from the Gods

Pierre-Olivier Bussières is the host of the “Le Temps d’une Bière“podcast, a journey through the history of alcohol, drugs, and myths. Gods and Beers 🍺 🍻 Through the ages, many cultures have considered beer to be a gift from the gods, a divine essence, a sacred food, and much more! This brief article, generously hoped, […]

Six Steps to Brew

On top of the ever-growing home brewing community, we also have access to a massive amount of information online and numerous published books on homebrewing. There’s so much information that sometimes it can seem overwhelming for brewers. This is why I condensed all the resources into an easy to follow, six-step process: 

About Us

Why a podcast on the History of beer? Because what can be more telling than a tradition that has brewed since the dawn of civilization? Alcohol is both at the center and at the extremes of the human experience. Throughout history, alcohol has been food, drink, ecstasy, currency, comfort, political capital, and ritual offering. There were times when getting hammered made you God, and times when grabbing a bad batch gave you terminal diarrhea. Love it or hate it, beer is all around. Our relationship with it is as complex as our relationship with each other. Whereas clans of ancient times bonded together through extreme binge drinking competitions, tribes of the digital world still routinely have one pint too many and get into all sorts of trouble. In this podcast, we use beer as a staging ground to explore the extremes of the human experience in an attempt to better understand what we collectively think and feel. Grab a pint and chillax, we are here to make your day hoppier.