Partners: Produced by Karga 7 Pictures for Discovery Channel U.S.; distributed internationally by GRB Entertainment
Length: 3 x 60 minutes
Premiered: September 2012 (Discovery Channel, U.S.)
Rights available: Worldwide excl. U.S.
Dirty Jobs host Mike Rowe takes us on a fun yet fact-filled journey, akin to taking a historic pub crawl via time machine, with the aim of revealing the role of alcohol in major events in American history. Whether he’s quaffing a pint during the American Revolution, drinking a beer on the Mayflower with the Pilgrims (it was safer than drinking water, apparently), or downing a shot during the moon landing, Rowe still retains enough of his faculties to guide the viewer on a tour of U.S. history, as seen from the bottom of a glass. You could say it’s a dirty job, but someone has to do it.