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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)


Entertaining, Funny, Delightful, Clever, Quirky
Avg Score

Masterful, Quirky

See it if You are facinated by the the life of beer drinkers

Don't see it if If don't want to laugh

Absorbing, Clever, Entertaining, Enchanting, Ambitious

See it if You like a wild ride and beer!

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

Funny, Quirky, Intelligent, Entertaining, Relevant

See it if You like beer and/or history, and especially if you like both. This is a fun unique show and the two performers are very genuine.

Don't see it if If you want a play, or stand up. This is something different, almost like a drinking game sketch show.

Clever, Delightful, Funny, Original, Entertaining

See it if You like cleverly made, entertaining live performances that don't take themselves too seriously. If you like beer, history, or sci-fi.

Don't see it if You are looking for polished theater, musicals, or plays. This is an interactive thing, more game than show. It's funny, not serious.

Absorbing, Delightful, Entertaining, Funny, Hilarious

See it if Great

Don't see it if Loved it

Absorbing, Exquisite

See it if you have always loved drama

Don't see it if You dint love opera

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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