God made Beer so ugly people would get laid, is how the original slogan goes. That is the most politically incorrect thing I have ever written here and may, or may not be true. I think God made beer so we could enjoy his spirit together, in joy.
Fermentation is part of the story of mankind, we evolved with beer as a catalyst. The roots of our creation have been watered with beer, it’s invention was one of the first things we learned. Everywhere we went we brought our brew, the very word “culture” shares the concept of enjoying our favourite drink together.
Alcohol is called “Spirits”, do we make a God connection? I say yes, especially upon contact and in a group. Alcohol definitely provides an uplifting feeling and deserves the term “Spirits” but too much Alcohol can introduce evil spirits that take us away from God.
Jesus enjoyed a beer or two but probably his mother Mary preferred wine. The reason they drank alcohol in history, was to celebrate special events like a wedding, as a group (or party).
History of Beer
Beer is one of the oldest and most widely consumed alcoholic drinks in the world, and the third most popular drink overall after water and tea.
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.
God Made Beer so People Could Party!
I could write a book on beer, as I’ve travelled the globe and sampled the brew around the world. The coldest beer in the hottest place, is where the best memories are made. Australia Outback… Victoria Bitter comes to mind. Or a cold beer after a twelve hour day working in 40 below on a pipeline job, would remind me of Lucky Lager from Canada.
Europeans perfected brewers about 500 years ago. Heineken from Holland has held the number one spot for over a century. The Budweiser yeast and recipe was purchased from the brewery in Czechoslovakia and moved America, it’s never stopped growing and letting people party.
North America’s Best
Yeungling is the oldest operating brewing company in America, established in 1829 and Sleeman in Canada has been brewing since 1834 with the same recipes. These are the two best beers in the world.