How Beer Saved the World
|How Beer Saved the World|
|Created by||Alan Eyres|
|Written by||Martyn Ives|
|Country of origin||United States|
|Running time||60 minutes|
|Original network||Discovery Channel|
|Original release||January 30, 2011|
How Beer Saved the World is an hour-long documentary that was broadcast on the Discovery Channel on January 30, 2011. Produced by Australian production company Beyond Productions, the documentary takes a look at the origins of beer and how it has had an influence on major events in human history such as the building of the pyramids in Egypt and the creation of modern medicine.
Discovery Channel Executive Producer Alan Eyres initially broached the idea of focusing on the history of beer during a pitch meeting in April 2009. He did not officially approve the project until May of the following year, after he had brought on John Luscombe's production company Beyond to produce the documentary. Filming began in November 2010 at Oregon State University, in Corvallis, Oregon and finished up in early January 2011.
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