The Great London Beer Flood of 1814


East end of Whitbread's Brewery, Chiswell Street, Islington, London, circa 1792. Painting by Richard Earlom / Photo by Guildhall Library & Art Gallery / Heritage Images / Getty Images

In 1814, a poor neighborhood in London fell victim to a strange, tragic and boozy disaster -- this calamity would eventually leave eight people dead. So what exactly happened? How could an entire neighborhood flood with a deadly deluge of beer? Tune in to find out.