"Beer does not make itself properly by itself. It takes an element of mystery and of things that no one can understand."
— Fritz Maytag (December 9, 1937- )
"A good prince will tax as lightly as possible those commodities which are used by the poorest members of society: grain, bread, beer, wine, clothing, and all other staples without which human life could not exist."
— Desiderius Erasmus (October 28, 1466-1536)
"Some people wanted champagne and caviar when they should have had beer and hot dogs."
— Dwight D. Eisenhower (October 14, 1890-1969)
"Assigning gender roles is always a mistake. Beer has been working to get out of the boy’s club. It’s a disservice to think of beer as kind of feminine or masculine because taste runs the gamut."
— Jesse Friedman (September 30, 1980s)
"An oppressive government is more to be feared than a tiger, or a beer."
— Confucius (September 28, 551-479 B.C.E.)
"Let no man thirst for good beer."
— Samuel Adams (September 27, 1722-1803)
"Buy a man a beer, waste an hour. Teach a man to brew, waste a lifetime!"
— Bill Owens (September 25, 1938- )
"If it went on the ballot in Colorado, I would vote to lower the drinking age."
— Pete Coors (September 20, 1946- )
"A tavern chair is the throne of human felicity."
— Samuel Johnson (September 18, 1709-1784)
"The small, yellow grass-onion,
spring’s first green, precursor
to Manhattan’s pavements, when
plucked as it comes, in bunches,
washed, split and fried in
a pan, though inclined to be
a little slimy, if well cooked
and served hot on rye bread
is to beer a perfect appetizer—
and the best part
of it is they grow everywhere."
— William Carlos Williams, “To Be Hungry is to Be Great” (Sep. 17, 1883-1963)