10 episodes

This podcast series explores the American Revolution in Boston. Each episode covers historic events and is accompanied by a craft beer pairing.

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This podcast series explores the American Revolution in Boston. Each episode covers historic events and is accompanied by a craft beer pairing.

    The Battle of Bunker Hill and the Evacuation of Boston

    The Battle of Bunker Hill and the Evacuation of Boston

    Shortly after war broke out in the countryside in 1775, the Battle of Bunker Hill raged. The colonists organized an army and forced British soldiers to evacuate Boston in March 1776. The colonies then approved the Declaration of Independence, capping off 10 ten years of resistance. Key Player: Benjamin ChurchYe Olde Tavern Tours"Boston in the American Revolution"Videos

    • 27 min
    Lexington, Concord, and the Start of the Revolutionary War

    Lexington, Concord, and the Start of the Revolutionary War

    General Gage tried a third failed powder raid in April 1775. British troops marched towards Concord and encountered local militia in Lexington. This standoff led to the “shot heard round the world” and the Battles of Lexington and Concord. Key Player: Thomas GageYe Olde Tavern ToursBrooke's book: "Boston in the American Revolution"Videos

    • 26 min
    Punishment, Powder Raids, and the First Continental Congress

    Punishment, Powder Raids, and the First Continental Congress

    Parliament passed several laws in 1774 called the Coercive Acts as punishment for the Boston Tea Party. The laws inspired action in the countryside and a meeting in Philadelphia. General Gage began a new strategy to shut down colonial resistance by seizing colonial powder stores. Key Player: Paul RevereYe Olde Tavern Tours"Boston in the American Revolution"Videos

    • 25 min
    Boston's Tea Party

    Boston's Tea Party

    Things quieted down in Boston from 1770 to 1773 until Parliament passed another tax—the Tea Act. Bostonians targeted the Loyalists who were charged with enforcing it. When that didn’t get results, rebels revolted in a unique way: dumping the tea into the harbor. Key Player: Richard ClarkeYe Olde Tavern Tours"Boston in the American Revolution"Videos

    • 27 min
    The Boston Massacre

    The Boston Massacre

    Trouble was mounting between redcoats and rebels in Boston in 1770. Within 10 days, a British customs official killed a young boy, a huge fight between Bostonians and soldiers broke out, and redcoats shot and killed 5 people, in what would become known as the Boston Massacre. Key Player: Joseph WarrenYe Olde Tavern Tours"Boston in the American Revolution"Videos

    • 29 min
    Military Occupation: Standoffs, Trolling, and an Execution

    Military Occupation: Standoffs, Trolling, and an Execution

    Because of the increasingly violent mobs in Boston, Parliament sent 2,000 British troops to occupy and control the town. Townspeople struggled to live alongside the troops, their customs, and their debauchery. The tension ultimately resulted in a standoff. Key Player: Samuel AdamsYe Olde Tavern ToursBrooke's book: "Boston in the American Revolution"Videos

    • 28 min

Customer Reviews

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31 Ratings

31 Ratings

Thomas Axe ,

Nothing better than drinking and learning

Had the pleasure of taking this tour back in November of ‘17 and absolutely loved it! Boston is my favorite city in the world and I travel there as often as I can. I’m a massive craft brew enthusiast and I thoroughly enjoy American Revolution history so this makes two great things even better together! Thanks for doing this; can’t wait for more episodes! Huzzah! 🍻
R. Thompson

crncrckr ,

Ye olde good podcast

Well done, ladies! Can’t wait to visit Boston again soon.

Revere P. ,

Energetic, knowledgeable and fun!

These girls have the goods. Next listen I’m going to crack a beer with them. Huzzah!

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