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Quotations about Beer!


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Oh Beer! Oh Hodgson, Guinness, Allsop, Bass!
Names that should be on every infant's tongue!
Shall days and months and years and centuries pass,
And still your merits be unrecked, unsung?
~Charles Stuart Calverley, "Beer," Verses and Translations, 1862


Draft beer, not people. ~Author Unknown


Beer is sacred business, a mood-altering food substance that may have preserved the human species. To drink beer is to be human. ~Alan D. Eames


This is no mere beverage, this glass of beer.... It is the grains of the earth growing in the ground under the blazing sun and the night mists of the plains girdling the planet, and of barley seed grown rich and golden. ~Frederic A. Birmingham


There is nothing for a case of nerves like a case of beer. ~Joan Goldstein


Beware, froth is not beer. ~Danish Proverb, quoted in Henry G. Bohn, A Polyglot of Foreign Proverbs, comprising French, Italian, German, Dutch, Spanish, Portuguese, and Danish, with English Translations, 1857


Here's to a long life and a merry one
A quick death and an easy one
A pretty girl and an honest one
A cold beer and another one!
~Author Unknown  #happyhour


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. ~Jack Handey


Without question, the greatest invention in the history of mankind is beer. Oh, I grant you that the wheel was also a fine invention, but the wheel does not go nearly as well with pizza. ~Dave Barry


Cold beer & pizza are spiritual. ~Betsy Cañas Garmon, www.wildthymecreative.com (2008 tweet, @wildthyme)


Why we are here? To tremble at the terrible beauty of the stars, to shed a tear at the perfection of Beethoven's symphonies, and to crack a cold one now and then. ~David Letterman


Remember: "I" before "E," except in Budweiser. ~Author Unknown


In dog beers, I've only had one. ~Author Unknown


[H]uman feet are conspicuously absent from beer making. ~Steve Mirsky, "Ale's Well with the World," Scientific American, May 2007


No, they did not drink Beer....
That abstinence from Malt
Has always struck me as extremely curious.
The Greek mind must have had some vital fault,
That they should stick to liquors so injurious—
(Wine, water, tempered p'raps with Attic salt)—
And not at once invent that mild, luxurious,
And artful beverage, Beer. How the digestion
Got on without it, is a startling question.
~Charles Stuart Calverley, "Beer," Verses and Translations, 1862


God has a brown voice, as soft and full as beer. ~Anne Sexton


Beer is the cause and solution to all of life's problems. ~"Homer Simpson"  #happyhour


Hefeweizen. Never drink something you can't spill. #Gewurztraminer ~Steve Miller, www.born-today.com/Choose_bDay.htm


The great war of 1870 was not between the Germans and the French, but between beer and red wine. When the wine-flask came in contact with the beer-barrel, it was natural for the glass to be shattered. ~Arthur Handly Marks, "Berlin: Its Bayonets and Its Beer" (Berlin, 1887 June 14th)


 
 
Such power hath Beer. The heart which Grief hath canker'd
Hath one unfailing remedy—the Tankard.
~Charles Stuart Calverley, "Beer," Verses and Translations, 1862


Reality is an illusion caused by a lack of good beer. ~Author Unknown


Lay not a churle upon a gentleman, drink not beer after wine. ~Lewis Evans


Wine on beer never fear;
Beer on wine always decline.
~An old German jingle, quoted by Burton Stevenson


Wine upon beer is very good cheer; beer upon wine consider with fear. ~German proverb


[T]hat good sound beer, which is neither nauseous from its newness, nor noxious from its staleness, is in unison with the animating diet of Animal Food, which we are recommending as the most effective antidote to debility &c. experience has sufficiently proved. There can be no doubt, that the combination of the tonic power of the Hop, and the nourishment of the Malt, is much more invigorating than any simple vinous spirit... ~William Kitchiner (1775–1827), "Art of Invigorating Life," The Art of Invigorating and Prolonging Life, by Food, Clothes, Air, Exercise, Wine, Sleep, &c. and Peptic Precepts, Pointing Out Agreeable and Effectual Methods to Prevent and Relieve Indigestion, and to Regulate and Strengthen the Action of the Stomach and Bowels, c.1821


Any day can be salvaged by drinking a couple of cold ones with a good friend. ~Scrubs, "Turk's Story II"  #happyhour


People who drink light beer don't like the taste of beer — they just like to pee a lot. ~Beer Drinkers' Saying


They who drink beer will think beer. ~Author unknown, quoted by Washington Irving, 1818


Now, it has been said, albeit satirically, that those who drink beer think beer. Therefore, it behoves us to see that we consume only such beer as is good; for we may fairly deduce from the aphorism I have noted, that those who drink bad beer will think bad beer... ~Charles Hyatt-Woolf, Food Frauds and Foods that Feed: Being an Exposure of Some Commercial Shams, and Some Advice on What to Eat, 1897


Our Lager, which art in barrels,
Hallowed be thy Drink.
Thy will be drunk at home,
As it is in the pub.
Give us this day our foamy head.
And forgive us our spillages,
As we forgive those who spill against us.
And lead us not into incarceration,
But deliver us from hangovers.
For thine is the beer,
The bitter, the lager.
For ever and ever.
Barmen.
~Author Unknown  #happyhour


To prevent beer from being turned by thunder.— Having ascertained that it is perfectly good, draw off entirely in pint pots; then having collected an equal number of railway navigators, distribute accordingly. This will answer in the hottest summer. ~"Advice Gratis," The World of Wit and Humour edited by George Manville Fenn, 1873


Precious to me—it is the Dinner Bell.
Oh blessed Bell! Thou bringest beef and beer...
~Charles Stuart Calverley, "Beer," Verses and Translations, 1862


Buy a man a beer, and he wastes an hour. Teach a man to brew, and he wastes a lifetime. ~Charles Papazian


Better weak beer than an empty cask. ~Danish Proverb


There are biological fundamentals in a can of beer, a pool room and a whore house. ~Martin H. Fischer (1879–1962)


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


Coffee is good, and so no doubt is cocoa;
Tea did for Johnson and the Chinamen...
The Prima Donna, smiling herself out,
Recruits her flagging powers with bottled stout.
~Charles Stuart Calverley, "Beer," Verses and Translations, 1862


The three B's—beef, beer, and bread, form a complete and perfect diet, at once strengthening, sustaining, and stimulating. ~Charles Hyatt-Woolf, Food Frauds and Foods that Feed: Being an Exposure of Some Commercial Shams, and Some Advice on What to Eat, 1897


Ah! what dinners one gets down there [on Earth]. There's a certain dish called chops that beats our fairy food into fits; and they've a peculiar kind of nectar known as "bottled stout," which makes a fairy's hair curl to think of. ~F. Tomline (William Schwenck Gilbert) & Gilbert Arthur à Beckett, The Happy Land: A Burlesque Version of "The Wicked World," 1873  [First performed at the Royal Court Theatre, March 3rd, 1873. Prohibited by the Lord Chamberlain, March 7th, 1873. —tεᖇᖇ¡·g]


Each of us is a beer expert. We know what tastes good. Understanding beer deepens our pleasure, but it all comes down to that first ahhh. ~Stephen Dinehart


An’ all the wold vo’k zittèn near,
A-chattèn roun’ the vier pleäce,
Did smïle in woone another’s feäce,
An’ sheäke right hands wi’ hearty cheer,
An’ let their left hands spill their beer,
A keepèn up o’ Chris’mas.
~William Barnes, "Keepen Up O’ Chris’mas," Poems of Rural Life in the Dorset Dialect, 1844


When ale is in, wit is out. ~John Heywood, c.1562


If other Germans drink beer, German students swill it. If one is unable to toss off his fifteen glasses in an hour, it is regarded by his fellows as a sign of puerility only less strong than that he has the scar of no duel on his cheek. ~Arthur Handly Marks, "Berlin: Its Bayonets and Its Beer" (Berlin, 1887 June 14th)


Every loaf of bread is a tragic story of grains that could've become beer. ~Author unknown, as seen on t‑shirt, 2012


Dry your barley in October,
Or you'll always be sober.
~English folk-rhyme  [Because if this is not done, there will be no malt! —tεᖇᖇ¡·g]


Beer is proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy. ~Author unknown, commonly attributed to Benjamin Franklin  #happyhour


Sometimes when I mean to pickup my pen
I pickup my beer,
and I write with my drunk—
the ink an intoxicant always,
more so than brew or fermented grape;
mind ferments momentarily—
      feelings, the fragrant raw hops
      words wizen into malt
      sudden fireworks of poetry
      effervesce out the bottle...
~Terri Guillemets, "My mind ales me & I strain for words"


The fine, warm, aromatic, bitter flavour peculiar to the best hops is mild and grateful to the palate, and perfectly free from the rank and nauseous bitter flavour produced in malt liquor by the use of inferior hops.... a uniform bright pale yellow is the proper colour; when rubbed on the hand they should leave it clammy, with an extremely fragrant odour, and perfectly free from rankness. ~John Pitt, How to Brew Good Beer: A Complete Guide to the Art of Brewing Ale, Bitter Ale, Table Ale, Brown Stout, Porter, and Table Beer, 1859


In those old days which poets say were golden—
(Perhaps they laid the gilding on themselves:
And, if they did, I'm all the more beholden
To those brown dwellers in my dusty shelves,
Who talk to me "in language quaint and olden"
Of gods and demigods and fauns and elves,
Pan with his pipes, and Bacchus with his leopards,
And staid young goddesses who flirt with shepherds :)
~Charles Stuart Calverley, "Beer," Verses and Translations, 1862


[T]he German workman takes a drink of beer. I have been watching brick-masons working on a new house. One of them would suddenly stop as if he had lost something, lay down his trowel, fumble a moment in his coat hanging near, and draw forth a bottle,—big-bellied like himself,—shake it a moment to raise the foam, without which beer is not beer, and then, wiping his lips with his rough, lime-dusted hand, throw back his head for the draft, while the quick, successive pumping of the "Adam's apple" in his brawny neck told what was happening. ~Arthur Handly Marks, "Berlin: Its Bayonets and Its Beer" (Berlin, 1887 June 14th)


Nobody seems more obsessed by diet than our anti-materialistic, otherworldly, New Age spiritual types. But if the material world is merely illusion, an honest guru should be as content with Budweiser and bratwurst as with raw carrot juice, tofu and seaweed slime. ~Edward Abbey


I read the prescription. It ran:
      "1 lb. beefsteak, with
      1 pt. bitter beer
            every 6 hours.
      1 ten-mile walk every morning.
      1 bed at 11 sharp every night.
And don't stuff up your head with things you don't understand."
I followed the directions, with the happy result... that my life was preserved, and is still going on. ~Jerome K. Jerome, Three Men in a Boat (To Say Nothing of the Dog), 1889 — hypochondriac's prescription


Jack Wootton enjoys cooking, gardening, and long conversations accompanied by a well-brewed pint. ~J. Aleksandr Wootton, "About the Author," www.jackwootton.com


What will the London brewers say when they hear that at Rhode Island the beer is brewed so strong, that it requires three men to blow the head off a pot of porter, and they must be tolerably long-winded? ~"Yankee Progress," The World of Wit and Humour edited by George Manville Fenn, 1873


Beer lays a comforting veil of mirth between reality and me. ~Terri Guillemets


Show me a nation whose national beverage is beer, and I'll show you an advanced toilet technology. ~Mark Hawkins


My dad, he had a big hop farm
      Up in New York State a ways;
      And ne'er will I forget the fun
      Of hop-picking time those days!
So, when time came to pick the hops—
      In August and September—
      Oh, I was thrilled right through and through!
      For I was young, remember!...
We'd have dances in the hop house,
      The fiddle going full blast,
      The smell of hops in our nostrils;
      I always danced till the last!
~Gertrude Tooley Buckingham, "Hop Picking Time" (1940s)


The German. A man of robust body and therefore clear head; one who does not use spirits, because the craving which causes other persons to drink wine and whiskey has been satisfied in him by something which does not weaken, but strengthens; a dull, fat-welted fellow when he attempts to tread in the more airy regions of humor and fancy (I have never heard that the Muses drank beer); but keep him on the ground and he is sensible and level-headed, always a bit of the philosopher. Hence his language is full of aphorisms and proverbs. ~Arthur Handly Marks, "Berlin: Its Bayonets and Its Beer" (Berlin, 1887 June 14th)


After a few beers, my verbs stumble and my nouns can no longer talk straight.
O! yes after a few good beers my verbs blunder and my nouns fall on their face.
~Terri Guillemets


A strong and manly homebrew of the best language in the world. ~Elisha Kent Kane, 1853


Our... good Home-brewed Beer — which has been very deservedly called "Liquid Bread," is preferable to any other Beverage during Dinner or Supper... ~William Kitchiner (1775–1827), "Wine," The Art of Invigorating and Prolonging Life, by Food, Clothes, Air, Exercise, Wine, Sleep, &c. and Peptic Precepts, Pointing Out Agreeable and Effectual Methods to Prevent and Relieve Indigestion, and to Regulate and Strengthen the Action of the Stomach and Bowels, c.1821  #homebrewing


Beer is liquid frivolity. ~Terri Guillemets


You don't have to be a beer drinker to play darts, but it helps. ~Author Unknown



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