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A Brief History of Beer

From 31 member  reviews
Members say: Entertaining, Funny, Delightful, Clever, Quirky

About the show

Horse Trade presents 'A Brief History of Beer,' an hour-long, drinkeractive, time-travel adventure. More…

In this intoxicating comedy, the audience travels through time, from Ancient Sumeria to today, to help their two hops-loving hosts save beer from a mysterious nefarious villain. Wish Experience has been touring the interactive 'A Brief History of Beer' to pubs and theatres around the world since 2013. And yes, beer is consumed!


Member Reviews (31)

MEMBERS SAY:

Entertaining, Funny, Delightful, Clever, Quirky
79
Avg Score

83
Absorbing, Delightful, Refreshing, Intelligent, Masterful

See it if You like to drink and want to be more informed about history

Don't see it if You hate alcohol and everything associated with it.

80
Delightful, Entertaining, Funny, Refreshing, Silly

See it if you like beer, you'd welcome a change, you could use a good laugh, and you like an interactive experience that's non-intrusive.

Don't see it if you only drink guinness directly from the tap. They don't have that as an option. But really, loosen up, will you?

79
Funny, Entertaining, Unique

See it if Does Hamilton give you hot dogs, beer and bacon-wrapped marshmallows? No? This show does! Beer pong! Beer Olympics! Goofy fun.

Don't see it if you're looking for sober history. The audience participates and the bar is always open. Like a night with friends, if they're funny.

87
Absorbing, Clever, Delightful, Entertaining, Funny

See it if you like beer

Don't see it if you don't like beer

71
Entertaining, Disappointing, Overrated, Relevant, Quirky

See it if You enjoy slapstick comedy and want to learn a few random facts about beer and it's history.

Don't see it if You are looking for a well staged show with lots of bells and whistles. You are lookin for a big show stopper.

Also The show was just ok. There were some technical difficulties that were... Read more Read less

90
Funny, Quirky, Entertaining, Great writing, Intelligent

See it if You like a drink and you like to laugh

Don't see it if You don't want to be fully immersed in the show in an awesome way

86
Clever, Funny, Hilarious, Quirky, Must see

See it if you like a fun show

Don't see it if you don't like fun

42
Cliched, Disappointing, Excruciating, Overrated, Indulgent

See it if You can't get tickets to The Imbible. Unlike that production this show feels life a self fulfilling narcissist vehicle. The free beer is ok.

Don't see it if You want something that is genuinely informative, as the title suggests.

89
Entertaining, Funny, Ambitious, Dizzying, Fluffy

See it if Funny show. Lots of crazy running around and drinking. LOTS of drinking (mainly us). Good facts about beer. Learned and laughed a lot.

Don't see it if A little sloppy. Chaotic. Not a regular story-line.

77
Entertaining, Funny, Fluffy

See it if You like comedy and references to beer

Don't see it if You don't like beer

56
Absorbing, Great singing, Quirky, Profound, Funny

See it if Better than what I expected. I was expecting a play by play on the people who created beer. Just better than what I expected.

Don't see it if Really looking for the history of beer.

90
Clever, Edgy, Intelligent

See it if Great show dont know much to say

Don't see it if Great show dont know much to say

100
Absorbing, Delightful, Clever, Enchanting, Entertaining

See it if you like beer!

Don't see it if you don't like beer!

100
Delightful, Hilarious, Quirky

See it if You don't mind a drink with your show.

Don't see it if You have an aversion to drinking.

88
Clever, Funny, Epic, Refreshing, Quirky

See it if You love to drink, love science fiction, and love to have a bit of crazy fun.

Don't see it if you don't like beer.

99
Entertaining, Edgy, Great acting

See it if You love action

Don't see it if You are against fighting for what's right

55
Clever, Funny, Delightful

See it if You like beer and want to be entertained while learning a little something.

Don't see it if You're too serious.

52
Absorbing, Confusing

See it if If you got time for mediocre acting.....

Don't see it if If you have something better to do!!!

52
Cliched, Indulgent, Overrated

See it if You love drinking

Don't see it if This feels like a poorer version of the show "The Imbible"

70
Entertaining, Quirky

See it if You want a fun night out but don't want to think too much.

Don't see it if You like cerebral plays, something with structure, expect a real history of beer.

87
Absorbing, Clever, Delightful, Enchanting, Ambitious

See it if you like beer

Don't see it if if you don't like beer

63
Dizzying, Edgy, Epic, Great staging, Great acting

See it if Loved it

Don't see it if You don't like music

89
Delightful

See it if Great

Don't see it if Great

77
Confusing, Edgy

See it if Great

Don't see it if Grest

93
Clever, Cliched, Entertaining, Delightful, Ambitious

See it if I think it was good GO SEE IT

Don't see it if Idky not


September 29th, 2014
"'A Brief History of Beer' happens to be very informative...It also happens to be a pretty silly excuse to drink beer while listening to a pseudo lecture on the very beverage you are drinking...These folks love beer. In fact, I think they love it a little too much; at times, it seems as though th...
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June 1st, 2015
"Takes you on a journey through time, with the help of video, sound effects, and props, and along the way will tell you a bit about how beer was discovered, how it is made, and who throughout history have tried to limit its production and distribution...The history timeline could use some tweakin...
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October 12th, 2016
"Despite the plot’s silliness, Glenn and Parry are charming to watch under Jeffrey Mayhew’s direction as they wholeheartedly commit to the ridiculousness of their show...Mayhew’s direction allows Glenn and Parry to work the room like comics, and, despite the chaos of this makeshift aesthetic, the...
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November 4th, 2014
"Essentially a theatrical drinking game...Some of the 'facts' presented in this show are questionable, which may have more to do with the fast-paced and haphazard presentation style than the accuracy of the content...All that said, Trish and Will are energetic and fun actors who clearly have an i...
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