Actor/adventurer Jack Maxwell learned a lot working in South Boston bars, and one lesson stood out: Enjoy a couple of drinks with a stranger, and the whole world opens up. Those experiences inspired "Booze Traveler," which follows Maxwell to various countries to quench his curiosity about what people drink, why, and the tales it prompts. In Armenia, Belize, Lithuania, Mongolia, Nepal and elsewhere, Maxwell learns its intoxicating traditions, meets with locals, joins in activities, and even helps with the alcohol-making process. He finds a unique drink, makes friends and shares stories in each spot.
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Season 1Rent or Buy
S01 E01Nov 25, 2014
Turkey is Stirring Nov 25, 2014 Beer, rebellion, soccer, Islam and fiery brandy stir modern Turkey. Although drinking is highly restricted, Turks drink defiantly and patriotically across the country, from bustling city streets to ancient islands. Jack Maxwell finds that every glass comes with a very big twist.
S01 E02Dec 2, 2014
Peru Is Magic Dec 2, 2014 From Machu Picchu to the fiery capital of Lima, Peru serves up strange magic at every turn. Jack is in the Land of the Inca to discover the culture behind many of Peru’s most popular drinks, including canazo, a sugarcane liquor, and masato, a traditional Peruvian beverage also known as “spit beer.”
S01 E03Dec 9, 2014
Spain: Mixed, Not Blended Dec 9, 2014 With more bars per capita than any other European country, Spain is just one big fiesta for Jack Maxwell. From tasting sherry in Andalusia to being introduced to Queimada, a flaming punch made with orujo, a 100-proof, wine-based spirit, in Galicia, Jack takes an intoxicating tour of Spain.
S01 E04Dec 16, 2014
Austria Is Good For You Dec 16, 2014 From soothing hops baths to Zirbenschnapps, a digestive pinecone schnapps, booze in Austria doubles as a medicinal method. Jack heads to downtown Franking to sip on one of Austria’s most famous drinks, visits a distillery in Upper Austria to taste the famous (and quite expensive) eau-de-vie, and much more.
S01 E05Dec 23, 2014
Iceland's Warm Fire Dec 23, 2014 The land is cold, but the people are warm and full of spirit — the kind of spirit you can drink! Icelanders stay toasty by sipping on their liquor, and Jack is more than willing to join in on the party. From fjallagrassa in the mountains to sipping beer in Hafnarfjordur, he attempts to drink his way across the Land of Fire and Ice.
S01 E06Dec 30, 2014
Mongolian Road Trip Dec 30, 2014 Jack travels to the base of the Khangai Mountains to try fermented horse milk; takes a tour of a factory where liquid is filtered through diamonds and pearls to create the perfect vodka; and gets a lesson on making camel-milk vodka.
Season 2Rent or Buy
S02 E01Sep 29, 2015
Greece: The Morning After Sep 29, 2015 smashing bachelor party, sheep and what's supposed to be an ancient hangover cure.
S02 E02Oct 7, 2015
Sicily: A Family Thing Oct 7, 2015 A secret drink with a long-lost Queen; race cars; mafia-fighting bar owners.
S02 E03Oct 14, 2015
Finland: Sisu, Sauna & the Midnight Sun Oct 14, 2015 Vodka with Santa's helper; a truck full of naked men; a fruity sudden death.
S02 E04Oct 21, 2015
Hungary: Aliens, Soviets & Gypsies Oct 21, 2015 A brandy-soaked wake up call; cat dancing; a life-or-death secret recipe.
S02 E05Oct 28, 2015
Tanzania: Increase Happy Oct 28, 2015 Banana beer on Kilimanjaro; Maasai boot camp; a drink that grows on trees.
S02 E06Nov 4, 2015
Scotland: Monsters, Men and the Mac Nov 4, 2015 St Andrew's 19th hole; part-time Vikings; the world's most expensive scotch.
Season 3Rent or Buy
S03 E01Dec 13, 2016
Spirits of Ol' Mexico Dec 13, 2016 Jack Maxwell learns the meaning of Mexican immortality when he gets blindfolded and thrown into the back of a truck to taste some award-winning mezcal, works the agave fields for tequila, almost gets burned alive in an ancient Aztec ceremony and has a first date with the Saint of Death.
S03 E02Dec 20, 2016
The Magic of Ireland Dec 20, 2016 From Irish coffee and boozy ice cream to road bowling and pints at the pub, Jack Maxwell meets the people and hears their stories to find out how little Ireland left such a huge mark on the world.
S03 E03Dec 27, 2016
On the Rocks Dec 27, 2016 The hunt for a mysterious cocktail in Siberia made from Russia's national spirit, cooled by special ice, comes from a holy place and is blessed by a shaman.
S03 E04Jan 3, 2017
Florida's Free Spirits Jan 3, 2017 Jack Maxwell lets his freak flag fly in the Sunshine State, Florida. He joins a wacky rebellion, drinks whiskey out of a dead alligator, dabbles in Haitian Voodoo, sails a floating Tiki Bar and finds his favorite Miami vice.
S03 E05Jan 9, 2017
A G'Day Down Under Jan 9, 2017 Jack heads to Australia to experience the drinking culture with his mates.
S03 E05Jan 10, 2017
A G'Day Down Under Jan 10, 2017 In this former penal colony, Jack Maxwell has a mussel-diving, sheep-shearing, brothel-crashing, vegemite-swallowing good time in Australia. With the best drinking buddies in the world, it's no worries mate!
S03 E06Jan 17, 2017
South Korea: Mind Your Manners Jan 17, 2017 In South Korea, Jack has a lot to learn when it comes to drink etiquette - all while eating live octopus, taking a punch at an ancient fortress and seeing North Korea, the most isolated country in the modern world.
Season 4Travel Channel | Rent or Buy
S04 E01Dec 19, 2017
Tahitian Dream Dec 19, 2017 Maxwell immerses himself in the culture of Tahiti; he has an authentic tamure dream, a drink named for a traditional dance; he tastes brut d'ananas, a pineapple champagne, and pia uru, a local beer brewed from breadfruit.
S04 E02Jan 2, 2018
Viking In A Bottle Jan 2, 2018 Jack searches fjords for old Viking magic in a bottle; he clinks glasses with Vikings, discovers powerful and ancient ingredients and learns the booziest myths left behind by the fearsome people of the Frozen North.
S04 E03Jan 9, 2018
The Roarin' Rockies Jan 9, 2018 Jack wants to see how the rugged Rocky Mountains became a world-class playground. He learns the ways of the mountain men, experiences the wildest winter festival, and finds his favorite drinking game.
S04 E04Jan 16, 2018
Costa Rica's Pure Life Jan 16, 2018 Jack wants to learn the true meaning of "Pura Vida": the Costa Rican secret to true happiness. To find his happy place, he dodges a stampede of bulls, comes face-to-face with a deadly snake, and drinks an ancient beer made from mold.
S04 E05Jan 23, 2018
The Common Crown Jan 23, 2018 Jack meets the everyday men and women who've held up the crown. He travels back in time to the English Civil War; sings a shanty song in the Caribbean of the UK; goes toe-to-toe with a toe wrestler; and drinks with Robin Hood in the oldest pub.
S04 E06Jan 30, 2018
Asia's Hidden Gem Jan 30, 2018 Jack drinks in Taiwan, the greatest hidden gem of East Asia. He drinks with the Taiwanese ghostbusters; experiences a dazzling natural light show deep below the earth; and finds his Zen at a private spa with a drunken monk.