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Beer is the most popular drink in the world after tea.
The process of fermenting beverages from grains in one form or another has been around for about 5,000 years and is attributed to both the Sumerians and the Egyptians.
The Babylonians are believed to have made about 16 different varieties of beer from barley, wheat and honey.
The ancient Incas enjoyed a corn-based beer for centuries before the arrival of the first conquerors from Spain.
Beer most likely came to Western Civilization from Egypt by way of Greece.
European beers rely almost exclusively on barley for the basic brewing grain.
Hops gained popularity in Europe as an herb that added flavor to beer.
The term pilsner, a light lager beer comes from Pilsner, Czech Republic, where a brewery has been in continuous operation for more than 800 years.
Most beers produced in the United States are lager beer, produced from bottom-fermenting yeast's, and generally contain corn and rice to give them their characteristic dryness.
The word lager is derived from the German word for storehouse. Types of lagers include pilsner, Dortmund, Munich and California Steam beer.
Top-fermenting beers (ales) are more popular in Great Britain.
Guinness port and stout beers are brought to you by Arthur Guinness and Sons, the same family behind the Guinness Book of World Records, originally published to help solve trivia questions that arose among patrons of Irish and English pubs.
Britain may have gotten its name from the word beer. The ancient Greeks had a word, BpuTov, which meant malt liquor made from barley. In other words, beer. The exact origin of Great Britain's name is not known, but it would be great if Great Britain meant Great Beer.
Chicken Soup for the Beer Drinker's Soul
Sometimes when I reflect back on all the beer I drink I feel ashamed.
Then I look into the glass and think about the workers in the brewery and all
of their hopes and dreams. If I didn't drink this beer, they might be out
of work and their dreams would be shattered. Then I say to myself, "It is
better that I drink this beer and let their dreams come true than be selfish
and worry about my liver.
I feel sorry for people who don't drink. When they wake up in the
morning, that's as good as they're going to feel all day.
An intelligent man is sometimes forced to be drunk to spend time with
A woman drove me to drink and I didn't even have the decency to thank her.
When I read about the evils of drinking, I gave up reading.
24 hours in a day, 24 beers in a case. Coincidence?
When we drink, we get drunk.
When we get drunk, we fall asleep.
When we fall asleep, we commit no sin.
When we commit no sin, we go to heaven.
Sooooo, let's all get drunk and go to heaven!
-- Brian O'Rourke
Beer is proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy.
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.
Beer: Helping ugly people have sex since 1862.
Remember "I" before "E", except in Budweiser.
To some its a six-pack, to me it's a Support Group
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