Newspaper drawing of the vat from the London Beer flood before it ruptured.

Episode 20: Beer and Industrialization

Join Meredith, Emily, and Frank as they discuss corporate espionage in the 19th brewing, the glass drinkware revolution, how Guinness used a pickaxe to protect his beer empire, and some of the largest industrial accidents of the Victorian era.

Links and Additional Content:

Official Website for the Munich Beer Festival

The Man Who Invented Beer: All About Guinness

The London Beer Flood via Atlas Obscura

The London Beer Flood of 1814 via Historic UK

A Sticky Tragedy: The Boston Molasses Disaster via History Today

“Nearly a century later, structural flaw in molasses tank revealed” via The Boston Globe

The Oxford Companion to Beer by Garrett Oliver (editor). See the chapter on Sedlmayr, Gabriel the Younger