|Talking about beer at McSorley’s Bar in Manhattan by John Sloan|
Edouard Manet, The Barmaid, 1878.
By Thomas Shess, Editor, PillartoPost.org--God’s Plenty (to steal a line from Chaucer) throughout the ages—some famous—some not—have enjoyed beer. Many have left behind good reasons to love good brew well into the future.
Among the following quotes on the subject the most surprising comes from Martin Luther, the man behind the Protestant Reformation, essentially claimed that those who drink beer get to ease by St. Peter at the pearly gates and find a heavenly bar stool. To that we say: prost, Skal, a la votre, cheers, salud, Okole maluna, na zdrowie, gan bei, fe sahetek (Egypt)
“I am a firm believer in the people. If given the truth, they can be depended upon to meet any national crisis. The great point is to bring them the real facts, and beer.”
“God has a brown voice, as soft and full as beer.”
“Beer’s intellectual. What a shame so many idiots drink it.”
“Stay with the beer. beer is continuous blood. a continuous lover.”
“A man who lies about beer makes enemies.”
“Beer is proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy.”
“He was a wise man who invented beer.”
“I think this would be a good time for a beer.”
“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!”
“Most people hate the taste of beer—to begin with. It is, however, a prejudice.”
“Beer, if drunk in moderation, softens the temper, cheers the spirit and promotes health.”
ALE TO THE CHIEF
Inspired by home brewers from across the country, former President Obama bought a home brewing kit for the White House kitchen. After the few first drafts, the Brewer-in-Chief landed on some great recipes that came from a local brew shop.
“We received some tips from a couple of home brewers who work in the White House who helped us amend it and make it our own. To be honest, we were surprised that the beer turned out so well since none of us had ever brewed beer,” says Obama.
As far as PillartoPost.org knows the White House’s Honey Brown Ale is the first alcohol brewed or distilled on the White House grounds. ##.
|“Sure, I’m morose because |
as soon as I finish this beer
Wall Street is going to tank.”
Q: What popular film actress buys her craft beer by the case?
A: Charlize Theron.
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