One of my go to jokes is: “Duct tape separates us from uncivilized cultures.” If that is true then I think that beer transcends cultures.
Not that I’m an expert on the culture of high society, but the brew houses that we support are visited by people of many cultural backgrounds and societal status…if you will.
Fermenting grain into potent potables goes back over ten thousand years. Like pottery from a previous post we can thank our Neolithic ancestors for beer!
I’m more of a Scotch and Bourbon guy myself, but there is always enough room for a beer, especially on a warm day.
Quotes I like concerning beer:
“He was a wise man who invented beer.” Plato
“Beer, if drunk in moderation, softens the temper, cheers the spirit and promotes health.” Thomas Jefferson
“Instead of water we got here a draught of beer…a lumberer’s drink, which would acclimate and naturalize a man at once—which would make him see green, and, if he slept, dream that he heard the wind sough among the pines.” Henry David Thoreau
“Beer, it’s the best damn drink in the world.” Jack Nicholson
…and my favorite…
“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.” Abraham Lincoln
Bring me a beer and the facts…we will sort it out, not matter what it is.