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!
1. "Some people wanted champagne and caviar when they should have had beer and hot dogs." — Dwight D. Eisenhower
2. “In a study, scientists report that drinking beer can be good for the liver. I’m sorry, did I say ‘scientists’? I meant Irish people.” — Tina Fey
3. "He was a wise man who invented beer." — Plato
4. "Beer, it's the best damn drink in the world." — Jack Nicholson
5. "They who drink beer will think beer." — Washington Irving
6. “God has a brown voice, as soft and full as beer.” — Anne Sexton
7. “Beer’s intellectual. What a shame so many idiots drink it.” — Ray Bradbury
8. “For a quart of Ale is a dish for a king.” — William Shakespeare
9. "The beer tastes good to my throat, cold and bitter, and the three boys and the beer and the queer freeness of the situation makes me feel like laughing forever." — Sylvia Plath
10. "Beer: So much more than just a breakfast drink." — Homer Simpson