Beer Ladies Podcast


17: Malt Tonics - part 2

Season 1, Ep. 17

Swing by the ol’ sanatorium with Christina, Lisa, and Bean, as they follow the fashions of advertising beer as a healthy choice. From malt tonics to tonic stouts, to Prohibition-era medicinal’ and ‘sacramental …. erm… booze… fermented/malted grain beverages have been prescribed for everything through the ages. Through quarantines… through plagues… through pandemics…

Beers in this episode:


Medieval Death Bot -

Christina Recommends:

David Hughes. “A Bottle of Guinness Please”: The Colourful History of Guinness.

Jennifer Wright. Get Well Soon: History’s Worst Plagues and the Heroes Who Fought Them.

Sam Elsdon article: "nourishment and flavor": the invalid stout comes Ontario.


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