Himalaya: Listen. Learn. Grow.
Books & Booze
Ron McIntire from the Grasping at Beers blog joins the show for a second visit to share four different kinds of booze and to discuss Drinking in America by Susan Cheever. Topics include: the history of alcohol in the United States, John's & Ron's own alcohol histories, and more.
00:00:00 - Introduction
00:04:42 - Graspingatbeers.com and John & Ron’s mutual passion for booze.
00:06:27 - Drink #1 Jim Beam Black Bourbon and John’s Top 3 Bourbons under $35
00:09:22 - The Mayflower and alcohol consumption in Colonial America
00:15:24 - The ubiquity of alcohol in human society
00:18:20 - Bridging gaps between different people by sharing alcohol
00:22:26 - Drink #2 Dad’s Hat Pennsylvania Rye Whiskey and Ron’s whiskey heritage
00:28:32 - U.S. Alcohol Consumption Data from 1620 to 2018
00:33:43 - Universal Basic Income
00:41:15 - Origins of human alcohol consumption and Drunken Monkey Hypothesis
00:46:30 - Drink #3 Troegs Perpetual Double IPA (John’s Favorite Beer)
00:47:40 - Craft beer bubble?
00:51:45 - Prohibition: How did such a drunk country force sobriety on its citizens?
00:59:40 - Uber saving lives by reducing incentives to drive drunk
01:00:58 - Alcohol and the Secret Service
01:06:05 - Drink #4 Southern Tier Choklat Orange
01:10:51 - John’s first time drunk
01:13:42 - Ron’s first ever drink
01:21:10 - Ron’s drunk story
01:23:19 - Our favorite and least favorite alcohol varieties: IPAs, stouts, whiskeys, red wine, etc