Let's Raise a Glass to These 35 Great Beer Quotes

It’s not just Homer Simpson who’s crazy about a frosty mug of cold beer. Some of our best and brightest minds have written about the beloved beverage. Whether celebrating its role in the dawn of civilization or honoring its ability to bring cheer and fellowship, it turns out many people have waxed poetic about beer over the centuries.

Let's raise a glass and cheers to this collection of famous quotes about beer!

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1. "Let no man thirst for good beer." —Sam Adams

2. "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

3. "We should look for someone to eat and drink with before looking for something to eat and drink." —Unknown

4. "Never underestimate how much assistance, how much satisfaction, how much comfort, how much soul and transcendence there might be in a well-made taco and a cold bottle of beer." —Tom Robbins, Jitterbug Perfume

5. "Beer is made by men, wine by God." —Martin Luther

6. "Whoever drinks beer, he is quick to sleep; whoever sleeps long, does not sin; whoever does not sin, enters Heaven! Thus, let us drink beer!" —Martin Luther

7. "Prohibition makes you want to cry into your beer and denies you the beer to cry into." —Don Marquis

8. "Whenever the devil harasses you, seek the company of men or drink more, or joke and talk nonsense, or do some other merry thing. Sometimes we must drink more, sport, recreate ourselves, and even sin a little to spite the devil, so that we leave him no place for troubling our consciences with trifles." —Martin Luther

9. "A man who lies about beer makes enemies" —Stephen King, Pet Sematary

10. "I want a beer. I want a giant, ice-cold bottle of beer and shower sex." —Nora Roberts, Chasing Fire

11. "Humankind was built on beer. From the world's first writing to its first laws, in rituals social, religious, and political, civilization is soaked in beer." —William Bostwick

12. "I look up at the sky, wondering if I'll catch a glimpse of kindness there, but I don't. All I see are indifferent summer clouds drifting over the Pacific. And they have nothing to say to me." —Haruki Murakami, What I Talk About When I Talk About Running

13. "Many battles have been fought and won by soldiers nourished on beer and the King does not believe that coffee-drinking soldiers can be relied upon to endure hardships in case of another war.” —Frederick the Great

14. "He who drinks beer sleeps well. He who sleeps well cannot sin. He who does not sin goes to heaven. Amen." —Unknown

15. “And ... and what is civilisation [sic] if it isn’t people talking to each other over a goddamned beer?” —James S.A. Corey, Cibola Burn

16. "This is grain, which any fool can eat, but for which the lord has intended a more divine form of consumption. Let us give praise to our maker and glory to His bounty by learning about beer." —Friar Tuck, Robin Hood Prince of Thieves 

17. "Thirstily he set it to his lips, and as its cool refreshment began to soothe his throat, he thanked Heaven that in a world of much evil there was still so good a thing as ale."
—Rafael Sabatini, Fortune's Fool

18. "There is nothing which has yet been contrived by man by which so much happiness is produced as by a good tavern or inn." —Samuel Johnson

19. "We could not now take time for further search or consideration: our victuals being much spent, especially our beer." —William Bradford

20. "Beer, if drank with moderation, softens the temper, cheers the spirit and promotes health." —Thomas Jefferson

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Funny Beer Quotes



21. "Fermentation may have been a greater discovery than fire." —David Rains Wallace

22. "Beer is the answer...but I can't remember the question." —Unknown

23. "Beer is proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy." — often attributed to Benjamin Franklin

24. "Work is the curse of the drinking classes." —Oscar Wilde

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

26. "The mouth of a perfectly happy man is filled with beer." —often attributed to an Egyptian Proverb

27. "He was a wise man who invented beer" —Unknown (though often erroneously attributed to Plato)

28. "On victory, you deserve beer, in defeat, you need it." —often attributed to Napoleon

29. "What were they thinking? 'It's an alien apocalypse! Quick, grab the beer!'" —Rick Yancey, The 5th Wave

30. "That's right, there's free beer in Irish paradise. Everyone's jealous." —Kevin Hearne, Hammered

31. "Beer's intellectual. What a shame so many idiots drink it." —Ray Bradbury, The October Country

32. "There are more old drunks than there are old doctors." —Willie Nelson

33. "Beer: The cause of, and solution to, all of life's problems." —Homer Simpson

34. "In dog beers, I've only had one." —Unknown

35. "I don't think I've drunk enough beer to understand that." —Terry Pratchett, The Last Continent 

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