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Chug is the latest alcohol based documentary series from drinking expert Zane Lamprey, this crowd funded series sees Zane step out of the US and travel the world to discover how alcohol plays an important part in the lives and culture of different people. During each episode Zane discovers how alcohol helped form a particular civilization or country and will then take a tour of the area to uncover the best local beverages available. Along the way Zane makes new friends and shows the World how a simple drink can bring people together and break down cultural barriers.

Mondays 7:30 PM et/pt on National Geographic
1 Season, 6 Episodes
November 24, 2014
Documentary & Biography, Food, Travel
Cast: Zane Lamprey
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Chug Full Episode Guide

  • Budapest is the capital city and cultural epicenter of Hungary, with plenty of unique drinking customs for Zane to explore.

  • Zane takes in the ancient Roman ruins. He discovers Italian craft beer, learns how to "correct" a coffee and takes a train to the village of St. Angelo Romano, where he finds some locals who invite him to dine with them at a festival.

  • Zane heads to the capital city of Austria, Vienna. Here he learns about a 'Beer Purity Law' that has a lasting effect on Austrian beers. The law, established in 1516 means that beer in the country can only be made using malted barley, hops and yeast. Zane tries some interesting coffee-based concoctions in a cafe. Then tries some authentic homemade schnapps and finally gets to try local wine.

  • In Fiji, Zane sips on some local Fijian beers and takes in the postcard-worthy scenery, beaches and locals. He hops on a train and heads to a small village off the beaten path, to learn all about the kava root. He is also invited to a traditional kava ceremony.

  • In Sydney, Zane tries the local beer and wine.

  • In Kuala Lumpur, Zane tries Malaysian-inspired concoctions and samples a drink made from the nectar of a palm tree.

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