If you love beer as much as I do, then you’ve probably read a lot about it. Beer is good, beer is great, beer is ancient! The history of beer dates back to B.C.! Beer started to be produced when the nomad lifestyle became less popular and people started to settle into farming.
Beer in its early days was described as a gift from the gods and was drank through a straw! Beer’s history can be found all over the globe – even the church was involved in beer brewing! Check out the infographic below to learn more about everyone’s favourite drink.
Interesting, right? Here are some quotes about beer to put you in the mood to have a pint or three:
“Beer, if drunk in moderation, softens the temper, cheers the spirit and promotes health.” Thomas Jefferson (Former US President)
“In a study, scientists report that drinking beer can be good for the liver. I’m sorry, did I say ‘scientists’? I meant Irish people.” Tina Fey (Actress)
“Most people hate the taste of beer—to begin with. It is, however, a prejudice.” Winston Churchill (For Prime Minister of the UK)
“When I die, I want to decompose in a barrel of porter and have it served in all the pubs in Dublin. I wonder would they know it was me?” J.P. Donleavy (Irish Novelist and Playwright)
“I’ve only been in love with a beer bottle and a mirror.” Sid Vicious (lead vocalist of the Sex Pistols)
“Beer’s intellectual. What a shame so many idiots drink it.” Ray Bradbury (Science Fiction Writer)
“A man who lies about beer makes enemies.” Stephen King (Author)
“Whoever drinks beer, he is quick to sleep; whoever sleeps long, does not sin; whoever does not sin, enters Heaven! Thus, let us drink beer!” Martin Luther
“I am a firm believer in the people. If given the truth, they can be depended upon to meet any national crisis. The great point is to bring them the real facts, and beer.” Abraham Lincoln (Former US President)
“There is an ancient Celtic axiom that says ‘Good people drink good beer.’ Which is true, then as now. Just look around you in any public barroom and you will quickly see: Bad people drink bad beer. Think about it.” Hunter S. Thompson (Writer)
“Give me a woman who loves beer and I will conquer the world.” Kaiser Wilhelm (Last King of Prussia)
Well, I hope that you’ve found these facts and quotations interesting.
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