No doubt about it! Microbrews, home brewing and craft beer have all been in the limelight for the last couple of years. But the libation itself…well that dates back to ancient Mesopotamia.
Classic and contemporary figures alike have waxed poetic about the exquisite combination of water, malt, hops and yeast.
Here’s some of our favorite things they’ve had to say…with a few comments from us!
“He was a wise man who invented beer.” -Plato, Classical Greek philosopher
And he was the smartest man he knew.
“Beer, if drunk in moderation, softens the temper, cheers the spirit and promotes health.” -Thomas Jefferson, Third U.S. President
Do you think he knew it would become a staple of college life?
“Most people hate the taste of beer—to begin with. It is, however, a prejudice.” -Winston Churchill, British Prime Minister
When someone who has been knighted by the Queen speaks, we should listen.
“There is no such thing as a bad beer. It’s that some taste better than others.” -Bill Carter, Writer, documentary maker
A very diplomatic approach, indeed.
“God has a brown voice, as soft and full as beer.” -Anne Sexton, Feminist poet, writer
And I bet he can sing like an angel too.
“A man who lies about beer makes enemies.” -Stephen King, Author, pop-culture junky
And we’ve seen what this man can dream up to come and get us!
“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, Protestant Reformation
Did he just say we can get into the pearly gates by having a pint?“
Give me a woman who loves beer and I will conquer the world.” –Kaiser Wilhelm, Last King of Prussia
Do you want to talk to the man in charge or the woman who knows what’s going on?
Kelsick Market offers FREE beer tastings the first Thursday of every month. Join us next month and perhaps you’ll be inspired to sing the praises of your bottle of suds.