22 April 2014 - Best Beer HQ

The best beer quotes

Legendary bar flay Cliff Clavin from Cheers

Love beer? You’re in good company!

Just as the title says, this is a collection of some of the best quotes about beer from some of the best and brightest minds the world has ever known, with the odd idiot thrown in for good measure (Arnold Schwarzenegger being one obvious example).

“He was a wise man who invented beer” – Plato, ancient Greek philosopher and all-round smarty pants

“Beer is proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy” – was probably not said by Ben Franklin (it’s a common misquote) but we love the sentiment anyway

“Milk is for babies. When you grow up you have to drink beer” – Arnold Schwarzenegger explains how he got his muscles

“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” – Pullitzer Prize-winner Dave Berry

“Without question, the greatest invention in the history of mankind is beer. Oh, I grant you the wheel was also a fine invention, but the wheel does not go nearly as well with pizza” – Dave Berry really  likes his beer A LOT

“Beer, it’s the best damn drink in the world” – all work and no beer makes Jack Nicholson a dull boy

“Give a man a beer, waste an hour. Teach a man to brew, and waste a lifetime!” – English actor Bill Owen on the last of the summer beer

“There is an ancient Celtic axiom that says ‘Good people drink good beer.’ Which is true, then as now. Just look around you in any public barroom and you will quickly see: Bad people drink bad beer. Think about it” – Hunter S. Thompson, expert on beer and hard drugs in Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas

“I’ve only been in love with a beer bottle and a mirror” – we think the beer bottle is much better looking, punk rocker Sid Vicious

“If you guys are going to be throwing beer bottles at us, at least make sure they’re full” – hairy-metaller Dave Mustaine

“There is no such thing as a bad beer. It’s that some taste better than others” – amen to that, American businessman and Billy Beer promoter Billy Carter

“I would kill everyone in this room for a drop of sweet beer” – legendary Duff beer-drinker Homer Simpson

“Everybody has to believe in something … I believe I’ll have another drink!” – old-school comedian W.C Fields

“Beer’s intellectual. What a shame so many idiots drink it” – we hope science fiction author Ray Bradbury wasn’t talking about us in The October Country

“I have taken more out of alcohol than alcohol has taken out of me” – another gem from master speech-giver and wartime British PM Winston Churchill

“A herd of buffalo can only move as fast as the slowest buffalo. And when the herd is hunted, it is the slowest and weakest ones at the back that are killed first. This natural selection is good for the herd as a whole, because the general speed and health of the whole group keeps improving by the regular killing of the weakest members. In much the same way, the human brain can only operate as fast as the slowest brain cells. Excessive intake of alcohol, as we know, kills brain cells. But naturally, it attacks the slowest and weakest brain cells first. In this way, regular consumption of beer eliminates the weaker brain cells, making the brain a faster and more efficient machine. That’s why you always feel smarter after a few beers” – legendary barfly Cliff Clavin from Cheers might be a genius. Then again, he could’ve just had a few too many beers.

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