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38 Famous Quotes about Drinking Beer

Oct 28, 2019 | Beer

I am sure many readers have extolled the virtues of a glorious pint after a session, but how many of these diatribes were recorded for posterity? Or indeed, worthy of being recorded?

But don’t worry if you can’t find the words, as I’ve scoured books and the Internet to bring you a comprehensive list of quotes about beer from famous historical figures to Homer Simpson.

Beer proverbs and sayings


“Blessed is the mother who gives birth to a brewer” – Czech Saying


“A fine beer may be judged with only one sip, but it’s better to be thoroughly sure.” – Czech Proverb


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


“Wine is but single broth, ale is meat, drink, and cloth.” – English Proverb


“Do not cease to drink beer, to eat, to intoxicate thyself, to make love, and to celebrate the good days.” – Ancient Egyptian Credo

Beer Quotes from Historical figures and Philosophers


“He was a wise man who invented beer.” – Plato


“[I recommend] . . . bread, meat, vegetables and beer. — Sophocles (on his philosophy of a moderate diet) meal of bread, cheese and beer constitutes the perfect food.” – Queen Elizabeth


“Beer . . . a high and mighty liquor.” — Julius Caesar


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


“Many battles have been fought and won by soldiers nourished on beer.” – Frederick the Great

Famous Beer Quotes from Politicians


“Beer is proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy.” – Benjamin Franklin


“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


“Most people hate the taste of beer to begin with. It is, however, a prejudice.” – Winston Churchill


“Beer, if drunk in moderation, softens the temper, cheers the spirit and promotes health. ” – Thomas Jefferson

Quotes about Beer from Musicians


“I’ve only been in love with a beer bottle and a mirror.” – Sid Vicious


You can’t be a real country unless you have a beer and an airline—it helps if you have some kind of a football team, or some nuclear weapons, but at the very least you need a beer. — Frank Zappa


“Beauty is in the eye of the beer holder” – Kinky Friedman

Quotes about Beer from Comedians


“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


24 hours in a day, 24 beers in a case. Coincidence? – Stephen Wright

Quotes about Beer from Writers


“A man who lies about beer makes enemies”
Stephen King


“Without question, the greatest invention in the history of mankind is beer. Oh, I grant you that the wheel was also a fine invention, but the wheel does not go nearly as well with pizza.” – Dave Barry


For a quart of Ale is a meal for a King. – William Shakespeare


“Beer’s intellectual. What a shame so many idiots drink it.” – Ray Bradbury


“There is no such thing as a bad beer. It’s that some taste better than others.” – Bill Carter


“Not all chemicals are bad. Without chemicals such as hydrogen and oxygen, for example, there would be no way to make water, a vital ingredient in beer.” — Dave Barry


“Beer makes you feel the way you ought to feel without beer.” – Henry Lawson


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


“They who drink beer will think beer.” – Washington Irving

Quotes about Beer from Actors


“Beer may not solve your problems, but neither will water or milk.” – John Wayne


Milk is for babies. When you grow up you have to drink beer.” – Arnold Schwarzenegger

Homer Simpson’s Beer Quotes


“All right, brain, I don’t like you and you don’t like me – so let’s just do this and I’ll get back to killing you with beer.” – Homer Simpson


“Alcohol, the cause and solution to all of life’s problems.” – Homer Simpson


“Bart, a woman is like beer. They look good, they smell good, and you’d step over your own mother just to get one!” – Homer Simpson


“I’ve figured out an alternative to giving up my beer. Basically, we become a family of traveling acrobats.” – Homer Simpson


“Now son, you don’t want to drink beer. That’s for Daddies, and kids with fake IDs.” – Homer Simpson


“Beer: So much more than just a breakfast drink.” – Homer Simpson


“I would kill everyone in this room for a drop of sweet beer.” – Homer Simpson


“Beer… Now there’s a temporary solution.” – Homer Simpson


“Apu I need a keg and a six pack to hold me until I tap the keg.” – Homer Simpson


“Homer no function beer well without.” – Homer Simpson

Now you can impress your mates or other regulars by raising your glass of beer aloft and reading aloud your choice.

See also  Beer of the Decade: 2010-2020

Any missing? Let me know in the comments or ping me an email!

Keith Greywood

Keith Greywood


I'm the Founder of Bacchanalian, a food and drink blog. I write about food and drink, with a keen focus on beer.
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