Nat Geo Unveils Drinking Series, 'Chug'

National Geographic Channel said Chug, a new bar-crawl series from Zane Lamprey, whose former shows in the drinking-and-travel genre include Three Sheets and Drinking Made Easy, has been scheduled for Monday, Nov. 24, at 10:30 p.m. ET/PT.

Rum company owner Lamprey -- who raised $500,000 to fund the show using the crowd-sourcing site Kickstarter -- travels around the world, delving into local cultures when it comes to food, customs and, of course, alcohol. The show title, Chug, refers to the host's chugging through each place by train, not to be confused with the actual art of chugging beer, the channel said in a release. Lamprey breaks down specific ingredients to local breweries, learning about the history and the craft along the way.

Coincidentally, the same night (Nov. 24) at 10 p.m. ET/PT, Travel Channel is premiering its own hour-long show about visiting other countries and learning about local traditions, including drinking, namely Booze Traveler, hosted by Jack Maxwell.

Chug is one of three new food-based miniseries to air on Nat Geo. Eat: The Story of Food is set to debut on Nov. 21 and road-tripping Eric Greenspan Is Hungry premieres just ahead of Chug, on Nov. 24, at 10 p.m. ET/PT.

Chug premiere episodes are:

  • Chug: Kuala Lumpur: Nov. 24 at 10 p.m.
  • Chug: Sydney: Dec. 1 at 10:30 p.m.