How Booze Was Born

Mike Rowe explains to us how some simple musings turned into a list that turned into a TV show called How Booze Built America.

How Booze Was Born

How Booze Was Born
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Mike Rowe explains to us how some simple musings turned into a list that turned into a TV show called How Booze Built America.

Behind the Draw

Behind the Draw
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Be a fly on the wall as Mike Rowe and two OK Corral reenactors discuss -- and demonstrate -- different quick draws during a break in How Booze Built America filming.

Why Watch Booze?

Why Watch Booze?
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Mike Rowe presents yet another compelling reason why you should watch How Booze Built America ... and tosses in for good measure the closest thing to jazz hands we've ever seen from him.

The Gift of Time

The Gift of Time
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How much TIME do we have to shoot this do-it-yourself promo, Mike Rowe? ALL THE TIME YOU NEED. (And yes, Mike, we thought what you said was interesting, but, viewers, feel free to weigh in.)

Lincoln and Booze

Lincoln and Booze
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We had NO idea just how great a role alcohol played in the life of Abraham Lincoln, whom we thought was a teatotaler; in fact, he was a ... oh, we'll just let Mike Rowe explain.

Washington FAIL

Washington FAIL
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Find out how George Washington, in trying to pay the staggeringly high bill for the American Revolution, royally ticked off his new subjects.

Mmm, Beer

Mmm, Beer
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The Puritans not only ENJOYED beer, but they LIVED for it. Literally! Mike Rowe explains.

The Genius of Mike

The Genius of Mike
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See how Mike Rowe turned our comment about the awesome graphics in How Booze Built America (airing Wednesdays at 10 p.m.) into a do-it-yourself promo against the backdrop of Alcatraz.

Mike Rowe's DIY Promos

Mike Rowe's DIY Promos
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Mike Rowe tells our cameras why you should watch his new series How Booze Built America. You'll laugh, you'll cry ... and then, you'll watch.

Them's Fighting Booze

Them's Fighting Booze
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See which drink was such a big business for the colonies, it tipped off the American Revolution. (Hint: the answer isn't tea.)

The Failure Pile

The Failure Pile
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When we asked Mike Rowe to please give us a few words to convince people to watch How Booze Built America, we were delighted by his answer ... except for one weeeee little detail. See what we mean.

What IS Booze?

What IS Booze?
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We asked Mike Rowe what exactly his new series, How Booze Built America, IS. We'll let him explain, but, honestly, he had us at "canopy."

BEING vs. APPEARING

BEING vs. APPEARING
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Mike Rowe -- who apparently is a recognizable public figure -- asked us what was more important to us when it comes to smartness. See how his response to our answer could CHANGE your LIFE.

Booze, History and Mike

Booze, History and Mike
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We weren't sure what was going on when Mike Rowe told us to stay where we were, then disappeared behind some foliage. Now we know, and we want to watch How Booze Built America even MORE.

The Booze Effect

The Booze Effect
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Would the United States look like it does today if not for booze? Mike Rowe doesn't think so. Hear why.

Boardwalk Parlay

Boardwalk Parlay
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See the full conversation -- wet pants and all -- between Mike Rowe and Ed McGinty of Boardwalk Empire, covering everything from Atlantic City, Nucky Johnson, Prohibition, the Ritz and the HBO series.

The Drinker's Dictionary

The Drinker's Dictionary
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Let Mike Rowe -- courtesy of Ben Franklin -- walk you through 200-plus ways to describe the state of being drunk. And remember, never drive when you've "stolen a manchet out of the brewer's basket." How Booze Build America premieres Wednesday at ...

Energetic Ethanol

Energetic Ethanol
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If you thought ethanol was first introduced in the 1970s as an alternative to fossil fuels, Mike Rowe has an interesting story (and warning) for you. How Booze Built America premieres Wednesday, Sept. 19, at 10 p.m. E/P.

This Ball's for You

This Ball's for You
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Join Mike Rowe in belting out the original booze-related lyrics to the Star-Spangled Banner's melody (and extra points if you understand them). How Booze Built America premieres Wednesday, Sept. 19, at 10 p.m. E/P.

Toilet Humor

Toilet Humor
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These outtakes reveal just how glamorous a life our beloved Mike Rowe leads. Don't miss him in How Booze Built America, premiering Wednesday, Sept. 19, at 10 p.m. E/P.

Hatchet Woman

Hatchet Woman
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Mike Rowe explains how one woman's distaste for alcohol -- coupled with an appetite for destruction -- would result in sending a man to the moon. How Booze Built America premieres Wednesday, Sept. 19. at 10 p.m. E/P.

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