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Famous Quotes About Beer

Test your beer knowledge and see if you know what famous person said which quote about beer.

“Humankind was built on beer. From the world’s first writing to its first laws, in rituals social, religious, and political, civilization is soaked in beer.”

–William Bostwick

“So when the devil says to you, ‘Do not drink,’ answer him: ‘I will drink, and right freely, just because you tell me not to.’ One must always do what Satan forbids.”

— Martin Luther

“The mouth of a perfectly happy man is filled with beer.”

-Ancient Egyptian Wisdom, 2200 B.C.

“He was a wise man who invented beer”


“Fermentation may have been a greater discovery than fire.”

–David Rains Wallace

“Many battles have been fought and won by soldiers nourished on beer.”

Frederick the Great

“He who drinks beer sleeps well. he who sleeps well cannot sin. He who does not sin goes to heaven. Amen.”

Unknown monk

“This is grain, which any fool can eat, but for which the lord has intended a more divine form of consumption. Let us give praise to our maker and glory to His bounty by learning about beer.”

–Friar Tuck, Robin Hood

“Thirstily he set it to his lips, and as its cool refreshment began to soothe his throat, he thanked Heaven that in a world of much evil there was still so good a thing as ale.”

–Rafael Sabatini,  Fortune’s Fool

“There is nothing which has yet been contrived by man by which so much happiness is produced as by a good tavern or inn.”

-–Samuel Johnson

“We could not now take time for further search or consideration: our victuals being much spent, especially our beer.”

 –Mayflower logbook entry dated December 16, 1620

“Beer, if drank with moderation, softens the temper, cheers the spirit and promotes health.”

-Thomas Jefferson

“We should look for someone to eat and drink with before looking for something to eat and drink.”


“Let no man thirst for good beer.”

–Sam Adams

“Give me a woman who loves beer and I will conquer the world.”

–Kaiser Wilhelm

“Prohibition makes you want to cry into your beer and denies you the beer to cry into.”

Don Marquis

“On victory, you deserve beer, in defeat, you need it.”