Sunday, June 1, 2014


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The brewery is the best drugstore — Old German folk wisdom

The Baker says, ‘I’ve the staff of life and you’re a silly elf.’ The Brewer replied, with artful pride, ‘Why this is life itself.’ — 13th Century Anonymous

Wine is on every lip: beer in every stomach. Those same writers who prate about priceless wines, drink beer. — Anonymous, 1934

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It never rains in the brewhall. — Old German Saying

‘Drink took to me,’ said Simple. ‘Whiskey just naturally likes me but beer likes me better.’ — Langston Hughes

Pretty women make us BUY beer. Ugly women make us DRINK beer. — Al Bundy

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No soldier can fight unless he is properly fed on beef and beer. — John Churchill, First Duke of Marlborough

People who drink “light” beer don’t like the taste of beer; they just like to pee a lot. — Sign at Capital Brewery, Middleton, WI

In Vino Veritas, In Cervesio Felicitas (In wine there is wisdom, in beer there is joy) — Anonymous

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

My people must drink beer. — Frederick the Great of Prussia, 1777

Alcohol is the anesthesia by which we endure the operation of life. — George Bernard Shaw

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I hate to advocate drugs, alcohol, violence, or insanity to anyone, but they’ve always worked for me. — Hunter S. Thompson

I lived from beer of black wheat, and drank from beer of white wheat. — Engraving on Ancient Egyptian tomb

Beer has food value, but food has no beer value. — Anonymous

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In some countries, when a boy reaches a certain age it is customary for his father to take him to a bordello so as to ensure his proper initiation into one of life’s greatest pleasures. In England, the equivalent custom is for the father to take his son on his first visit to a pub and to supervise his initiation into the ritual of beer-drinking in a proper social environment. — Terry Foster

Cerevisiam Bibat ! (drink beer for health) — St. Hildegard von Bingen, 1150 CE

Ale is meat, drink and cloth; it will make a cat speak and a wise man dumb. — Jonathan Swift

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Blessings of your heart, you brew good ale. — William Shakespeare, Two Gentlemen of Verona

Whiskey’s too rough, champagne costs too much, vodka puts my mouth in gear. I hope this refrain, will help me explain, as a matter of fact, I like beer. — Tom T. Hall

Englishmen are like their own beer: Frothy on top, dregs on the bottom, the middle excellent. — Voltaire

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They who have drunk beer, fall on their back, for they who get drunk on other intoxicating liquors fall on all parts of their body, it is only those who get drunk on beer who fall on their backs and lie with their faces upwards. — Aristotle

Well they worked their will on John Barleycorn, but he lived to tell the tale. For they pour him out of an old brown jug, and they call him home brewed ale ! — Anonymous

Mother’s in the kitchen washing out the jugs. Sister’s in the pantry bottling the suds. Father’s in the cellar mixin’ up the hops. Johnny’s on the front porch watchin’ for the cops. — Prohibition song

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Listening to someone who brews his own beer is like listening to a religious fanatic talk about the day he saw the light. — Ross Murray, Montreal Gazette

A little bit of beer is divine medicine. — Paracelsus, Greek physician

Nothing ever tasted better than a cold beer on a beautiful afternoon with nothing to look forward to than more of the same. — Hugh Hood

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Poor John Scott lies buried here, although he was both hale and stout. Death stretched his on the bitter bier, in another world he hops about. — On tomb of Liverpool brewer

In wine there is wisdom. In beer is strength. In water is bacteria. — German saying

What do you say to a beer ? I say, ‘You come here often?’ — Walter Breidenstein

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What the sober man has in his heart, the drunken man has on his lips. — Danish proverb

Why, we’ll smoke and drink our beer. For I like a drop of good beer, I does. I’ze fond of good beer, I is. Let gentlemen fine sit down to their wine. But we’ll all of us here stick to our beer. — Old Somersetshire English song

Bad beer is like bad art — if you endure enough of it, eventually you forget the alternatives. — Stephen Greenleaf

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This physical loathing for alcohol I have never got over. But I have conquered it. To this day I conquer it every time I take a drink. The palate never ceases to rebel, and the palate can be trusted to know what is good for the body. But men do not drink for the effect alcohol produces on the body. What they drink for is the brain-effect; and if it must come through the body, so much the worse for the body. — Jack London, in John Barleycorn

One mouth doesn’t taste the beer. — Bantu proverb

An intelligent man is sometimes forced to be drunk to spend time with his fools. — Ernest Hemingway, For Whom the Bell Tolls

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Whiskey and Beer are a man’s worst enemies … but the man that runs away from his enemies is a coward ! — Zeca Pagodinho

The government will fall that raises the price of beer. — Czech proverb

Give my people plenty of beer, good beer, and cheap beer, and you will have no revolution among them. — Queen Victoria, English Monarch, 1819-1901

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They speak of my drinking, but never think of my thirst. — Scottish proverb

A good beer is the host’s honor, a full glass is the guest’s enjoyment. — German beer stein inscription

We are here to drink beer … and live our lives so well that Death will tremble to take us. — Charles Bukowski

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