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    Ben Franklin said it

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

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    It's a great line, but a mis-quote...
    He was actually speaking of wine in a letter written circa 1779 while Franklin was in Paris.

    From the Abbe Franklin to the Abbe Morllett:

    "We hear of the conversion of water into wine at the marriage in Cana as of a miracle. But this conversion is, through the goodness of God, made every day before our eyes. Behold the rain which descends from heaven upon our vineyards; there it enters the roots of the vines, to be changed into wine; a constant proof that God loves us, and loves to see us happy. The miracle in question was only performed to hasten the operation, under circumstances of present necessity, which required it."
    A fanatic is one who can't change his mind and won't change the subject. - Winston Churchill

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    Son, I am a disappoint.

    I wanted that line to be true so bad. I will tell you what, you can now quote me on this.

    "Beer is proof that god loves us and wants us to be happy" - Matthew Klure
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    Prior to understanding what yeast was, pre-Louis Pasteur, it was called "God is good". This magical thing that turned sticky sugar water into alcoholic beverages.

    I couldn't even imagine being without the knowledge of yeast/microbes. Just brewing up some wort, leaving it open to ferment naturally, and thanking God for beer. Crazy.

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