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for the love of beer

103834807_2bcc06cb43_bI owe a debt of gratitude to Jason Goroncy once again—I did steal a couple of these from a recent post of his.  He is some kind of blogging machine.  Since some of us might be enjoying a cold one or two as the calendar turns the page—here is to the best drink on earth.

It is better to think of church in the ale-house than to think of the ale-house in church. – Martin Luther (1483-1546)

Whoever makes a poor beer is transferred to the dung-hill. – Edict, City of Danzig, 11th Century

Let no man thirst for good beer.  -Sam Adams

Not all chemicals are bad. Without chemicals such as hydrogen and oxygen, for example, there would be no way to make water, a vital ingredient in beer. – Dave Barry

I’ve always believed that paradise will have my favorite beer on tap.  -Rudyard Wheatley

Draft beer, not people.  -Unknown

Make sure that the beer – four pints a week – goes to the troops under fire before any of the parties in the rear get a drop. – Winston Churchill to his Secretary of War, 1944

Beer, if drank with moderation, softens the temper, cheers the spirit and promotes health.  -Thomas Jefferson  

Give a man a fish and he will eat for a day. Teach him how to fish, and he will sit in a boat and drink beer all day.  -Unknown

Sometimes when I reflect back on all the beer I drink I feel ashamed – Then I look into the glass and think about the workers in the brewery and all of their hopes and dreams. If I didn’t drink this beer, they might be out of work and their dreams would be shattered. Then I say to myself, ‘It is better that I drink this beer and let their dreams come true than be selfish and worry about my liver.’ – Deep Thought, Jack Handy

Give me a woman who truly loves beer, and I will conquer the world. – Kaiser Wilhelm II (1859-1941)

Beer drinking doesn’t do half the harm as love-making. – Unknown

He who drinks beer sleeps well/He who sleeps well cannot sin/He who does not sin goes to heaven/Amen. – Unknown German Monk

The selling of bad beer is a crime against Christian love. – Law, the City of Augsburg, 13th Century

He was a wise man who invented beer.  -Plato

Keep your libraries, your penal institutions, your insane-asylums … give me beer. You think man needs rule, he needs beer. The world does not need morals, it needs beer … The souls of men have been fed with indigestibles, but the soul could make use of beer. – Henry Miller

It was as natural as eating and, to me, as necessary. I would not have thought of eating a meal without drinking a beer. – Ernest Hemingway

From man’s sweat and God’s love, beer came into the world. – Saint Arnoldus

We old folks have to find our cushions and pillows in our tankards. Strong beer is the milk of the old. – Martin Luther

Beer has food value, but food has no beer value.  -Unknown

A good local pub has much in common with a church, except that a pub is warmer, and there’s more conversation. – William Blake

Many battles have been fought and won by soldiers nourished on beer.  -Frederick the Great

No poems can live long or please that are written by water-drinkers. – Horace 65-8 BC   

Beer brewers shall sell no beer to the citizens, unless it be three weeks old; to the foreigner they may knowingly sell younger beer.  -German Beer  Law, 1466

People who drink light ‘beer’ don’t like the taste of beer; they just like to pee alot. – Capital Brewery, Middleton  

I like a good beer.  Of course, I’ll drink a bad one too.  -Unknown

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  1. December 31, 2008 at 7:45 am

    A ‘blogging machine’ hey … Never been called that before, and not sure what to think of it. Hope you have a great New Year’s Ken, and an awesome new year.

  2. April 12, 2009 at 10:43 am

    That’s great!
    Here’s my latest beer-related post:

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