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.

    Boston in 1763: Taverns, Brawls, and Crippling Debt

    Boston in 1763: Taverns, Brawls, and Crippling Debt

    In 1763, Boston and its residents loved to visit taverns, drink alcohol, fight in the streets, and debate politics. But the French and Indian War had just ended and an indebted British Empire was looking to tax their North American colonies, making life much more difficult. Key Player: Ebenezer Mackintosh


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    "Boston in the American Revolution"


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    • 22 min
    The Sugar Act: Rum, Smuggling, and Resistance

    The Sugar Act: Rum, Smuggling, and Resistance

    To decrease the British Empire’s debt, Parliament passed the Sugar Act in 1764. This law, and its tax on molasses, will disproportionately affect Massachusetts because it was home to the most prolific rum producers in the North American colonies. Key Players: Mercy Otis Warren and James Otis


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    "Boston in the American Revolution"


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    • 26 min
    Boston's Violent Mobs Take on the Stamp Act

    Boston's Violent Mobs Take on the Stamp Act

    Without much resistance against the Sugar Act, Parliament passed the Stamp Act in 1765. This time, Boston reacted violently, with two riots breaking out against top crown officials and their homes. Key Player: Thomas Hutchinson


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    Craft Beer Cellar

    • 28 min
    The Townshend Duties and Defending Liberty

    The Townshend Duties and Defending Liberty

    The cycle of Parliamentary taxation and resistance in Boston continued through 1768. One prominent merchant tries to get around the latest British tax by smuggling alcohol, but gets caught. Boston rebels riot in a spectacular fashion and Parliament responds with a heavy hand. Key Player: John Hancock


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    "Boston in the American Revolution"


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    • 26 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 Adams


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    Brooke's book: "Boston in the American Revolution"


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    • 28 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 Warren


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    "Boston in the American Revolution"


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    • 29 min

Customer Reviews

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34 Ratings

34 Ratings

Darrin Islandz-Tippens ,

Beer...History...Fun

This is a limited run podcast but, after having done the tour in Boston, if you cannot do the tour, this is the next best thing, and what you hear is truly the same enthusiasm on the tour! Nothing like learning and enjoying beer together! Enjoy - HUZZAH!!!

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.

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