ARMiller's Beer Sayings
These beer sayings were found on the beer news groups:
- Milk is for babies; when you grow up you have to drink beer.
-- Arnold Schwarzenegger
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. --
Bavarian monks brewed
as sustenance for their Lenten fasts. Since they were allowed drink
but no food, they developed a nourishing, high-alcohol beer.
Nothing quenches the thirst like a wheat beer,
or sharpens the appetite like an India pale ale. Nothing goes
as well with seafood as a dry porter or stout, or accompanies
chocolate like an imperial stout. Nothing soothes like a barley
wine. These are just a few of the specialty styles of beer.
-- Michael Jackson
So popular is beer, the world's best-selling
alcoholic drink, that it is often taken for granted. Yet scientific
analysis shows that a glass of beer has within it as many aromas
and flavors as fine wine. Not everyone understands this,
but an increasing number of people do.
-- Michael Jackson
Whoever makes a poor beer is transferred to the dung-hill.
-- Edict, City of Danzig, 11th Century
Beer drinking doesn't do half the harm as love-making. --
Fermentation and civilization are inseparable. --
John Ciardi (1916-1986)
Give me a woman who truly loves beer,
and I will conquer the world. --
Kaiser Wilhelm II (1859-1941)
He who drinks beer sleeps well.
- He who sleeps well cannot sin.
- He who does not sin goes to heaven.
- Amen. -- Unknown German Monk
It is better to think of church in the
ale-house than to think of the ale-house in church. --
Martin Luther (1483-1546)
The selling of bad beer is a crime against
Christian love. -- Law, the City of Augsburg, 13th Century
A good local pub has much in common with a church,
except that a pub is warmer, and there's more conversation.
-- William Blake
Beer is proof that God loves us. -- Ben Franklin
It is my design to die in the brew-house;
- let ale be placed to my mouth when I am expiring, that when
the choirs of angels come,
- they may say, "Be God propitious to this drinker." --
Saint Columbanus, A.D. 612
From man's sweat and God's love, beer came into the world.
-- Saint Arnoldus
God made yeast, as well as dough,
and loves fermentation just as dearly
as he loves vegetation.
-- Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882)
There are more old drunks than old doctors.
Of doctors and medicines we have in plenty more than enough...
- what you may, for the Love of God, send is some large quantity of beer.
- Dispatch from the Colony, New South Wales, 1854
The Puritanical nonsense of excluding children
and therefore to
some extent women from pubs has turned these places into mere boozing
shops instead of the family gathering places that they ought to be.
-- George Orwell (1903-1950)
Beer makes you feel the way you ought to feel without beer.
-- Henry Lawson
Wine is but single broth, ale is meat, drink, and cloth.
-- 16th Century English Proverb
At social parties no gentleman ever thought of
leaving the table sober;
- the host would have considered it a slight on his hospitality.
- F.W. Hackwood, comment on manners, 18th Century England
Beer..."a high and mighty liquor."
-- Julius Caesar
Of beer, an enthusiast has said that it could never be bad,
but that some brands might be better than others.
-- A.A. Milne
Beer, of course, is actually a depressant, but poor people will never
stop hoping otherwise.
-- Curt Vonnegut, Jr., Hocus Pocus, 1990
He is not deserving the name of Englishman who speaketh against ale,
that is, good ale.
-- George Borrow (1803-1881)
Ere's to English women an' a quart of English beer.
-- Rudyard Kipling
For a quart of Ale is a dish for a King.
-- Shakespeare (A Winter's Tale)
I would give all my fame for a pot of ale and safety.
--William Shakespeare (King Henry V)
There's nothing as heartening as the sight of an empty pub in the
morning, the shelves full and everything spick and span before the
barbarian hordes come in. Them that drinks bottles spoil the look of the
shelves but draught is a different story - you never see the barrel
-- Patrick McGinley
No poems can live long or please that are written by
-- Horace 65-8 BC
Work is the curse of the drinking classes.
-- Oscar Wilde
When I read about the evils of drinking, I gave up reading.
-- Henny Youngman
I'd rather have a bottle in front of me, than a frontal lobotomy.
-- Tom Waits
Beer is good food.
-- John Goodman
All other nations are drinking Ray Charles beer
and we are drinking Barry Manilow. --
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's Bad Habits
The problem with the world is that everyone is a
few drinks behind. -- Humphrey Bogart
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.
Give a man a beer, and he wastes an hour,
but teach a man how to brew, and he wastes a lifetime.
He that buys land buys many stones,
- He that buys flesh buys many bones,
- He that buys eggs buys many shells,
- But he that buys good ale buys nothing else.
- -- John Ray
Draft beer, not people.
Hey, bartender, a thousand pints of
light! -- Second City Players
The last swallow of lager is the worst and the
last swallow of an ale is the best.
- Beauty lies in the hands of the beerholder.
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