There's something about drinking a good beer (or two) (or three) that tends to bring out the wise philosopher in all of us, and on National Beer Day, when it's almost guaranteed that you'll be putting back a pint (or two) (or three), it's probably safe to assume words will be exchanged while you laud beer's good name. Wax poetic over your favorite brewski all you want, but I suggest borrowing a line from one of the greats if you're really serious about celebrating this holiday— these beer quotes from famous ale enthusiasts past and present should be everything you need to impress your drinking buddies as you toast to the greatest beverage on Earth... beer.
So grab a bottle of your favorite brew, and read up! National Beer Day actually has a pretty rich history — it celebrates the legalization of beer in the United States following those dark and dreary days of Prohibition (and if there's anything worth celebrating, it's the fact that you can pour yourself a cold one whenever the craving hits you).
From Shakespeare to Tina Fey, Plato to Homer Simpson, here are some of the best quotes about beer to whip out on this most hallowed of holidays. Cheers!