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We're over half way through London Beer Week now, and by all accounts everyone is having a marvellous time, with plenty of people discovering a new love for craft beer and learning lots about the huge amounts of passion and expertise that goes into producing the really good stuff. Lots of London breweries have run events and found many new fans - and that makes me very chuffed indeed.
In fact, beer is pretty much all everyone is talking about this week.
So I've decided to compile a little list of some of the greatest beer quotations to add to the conversation. I reckon if you quote some of these this week, people will think you're well clever and cultured and that. You're welcome.
"He was a wise man who invented beer." - Plato (See? The classical Greeks liked craft beer before it was cool.)
"Give me a woman who loves beer and I will conquer the world." Kaiser Wilhelm
"Beer makes you feel the way you ought to feel without beer." Henry Lawson (who was Australian, so clearly knew what he was talking about when it comes to beer.)
"Beer's intellectual. What a shame so many idiots drink it." Ray Bradbury
"Let a man walk ten miles steadily on a hot summer's day along a dusty English road, and he will soon discover why beer was invented." - Gilbert K Chesterton
"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
"There is no such thing as a bad beer. It's that some taste better than others." - Bill Carter
"For a quart of ale is a dish for a King." - William Shakespeare, in A Winter's Tale
"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
"Those who drink beer will think beer." - Washington Irving
"Here's to a long life and a merry one. A quick death and an easy one. A pretty girl and an honest one. A cold beer - and another one!" - Irish toast
"Most people hate the taste of beer - to begin with. It is, however, a prejudice." - Winston Churchill
"Homer no function beer well without." - Homer Simpson
Happy London Beer Week!
Tell us which quotes we're missing in the comments...? And you can also check out our brilliant gin quotations.