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Exclusive: Mike Rowe to Host New Discovery Series How Booze Built America

Mike Rowe | Photo Credits: DiscoveryMike Rowe | Photo Credits: Discovery

He's dissected owl vomit, shoveled road kill from the streets and inspected his fair share of sewage plants. But now, Dirty Jobs host Mike Rowe gets to clean himself off and pull up barstool for Discovery's new three-part series How Booze Built America (premiering on Wednesday, Sept. 19 at 10/9c).

In each hour-long installment, Rowe travels the country for a history lesson on how alcohol helped shape our nation, from the Puritans landing the Mayflower early because they ran out of beer, to the boozing ways of former presidents George Washington (who distilled his own whiskey) and Thomas Jefferson (who brewed his own beer). Historical reenactments and interviews with experts will also help Rowe get in the spirit(s). We'll drink to that!

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