Liquid bread

Yes, this post is about beer, so here is a health warning:

Alcohol is bad for your health. A little alcohol is a little bad for your health, a lot of alcohol is very bad for your health.

Now let’s talk beer… ;-)

Beer is one of the oldest and most widely consumed alcoholic drinks in the world. It’s very very popular. How popular you ask? It’s the third most popular drink after water and tea. That’s how popular it is!

You don’t believe me? OK, then I will hit you with more beer facts from Wikipedia:

“Some of humanity’s earliest known writings refer to the production and distribution of beer: the Code of Hammurabi included laws regulating beer and beer parlours, and “The Hymn to Ninkasi”, a prayer to the Mesopotamian goddess of beer, served as both a prayer and as a method of remembering the recipe for beer in a culture with few literate people.”

Benjamin Franklin once said, allegedly, that:

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

(Who am I to argue with Benjamin Franklin anyway…)

And it’s not only Franklin. Here is a love song for beer from one of the most intelligent human beings ever:

Still undecided? Let me hit you with more beer facts from Wikipedia then:

“Beers vary in their nutritional content. The ingredients used to make beer, including the yeast, provide a rich source of nutrients; therefore beer may contain nutrients including magnesium, selenium, potassium, phosphorus, biotin, chromium and B vitamins. Beer is sometimes referred to as “liquid bread”, though beer is not a meal in itself.”

Not a meal in itself???? Are we being serious Wikipedia?!!!

Beer is… well, what can I say… beer! It’s the cause of and the solution to…



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Nathalie V
Active Learner
3 years ago

Of course, yes! ;-) I appreciate a good drink after a hard day or after walking and there are so many different beers to discover! When it’s hot in Summer at the terrace of a café on the sun, it’s so good! (especially with toasted almonds…) My favourites? The trappists! Do you know them? I like wine too (with moderation) and I don’t agree that it’s not good for your health… because everyone knows that red wine contains antioxidants, so why not drink one or two glasses a day? :-) My father is soon 87 years old and he drinks… Read more »

Nathalie V
Reply to  Nathalie V
3 years ago

I think I should have written:
“in the sun”
“in moderation”

Reza K
Active Learner
2 years ago

Well, when I am happy, I drink a beer. When I am having a barbeque, I drink a beer. When it’s hot, I drink a beer. When I’m lonely, I drink a beer. When I am with friends, I dink a beer. When I am sad, I drink a beer. When I am watching a good movie, I dink a beer. When I’m tired, I dink a beer. When I go to a restaurant, I have a beer. When I am flying, I ask for a beer. When I’m boating I take beer. After a long walk, I have a… Read more »

Reza K
Active Learner
2 years ago

When I am sculpting, my beer is next to the sculpture. When I go shooting, my beer is in my camera bag. Honestly, it would be a totally messed up world without beer !!!

Last edited 2 years ago by Reza K
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