If you think beer is just something cold and filling to drink during sporting matches or in the kind of bars that you probably shouldn’t order wine in, then, boy, are you ever in the dark. It turns out beer is responsible for, like, all the greatest things on earth: poetry, the Pyramids, modern medicine … America. Learn more about what beer did for you on the Discovery Channel this Sunday, January 30, at 11 p.m. For a glimpse of How Beer Saved the World, click through to the trailer that puts every beer ad you’ve ever seen to shame.
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This article from the Village Voice Archive was posted on January 26, 2011