Beer and Ale

Ale's a strong wrestler,
Flings all it hath met;
And makes the ground slippery,
Though it not be wet.


Beer! Beer! Beer!
We students do adore you,
Beer! Beer! Beer!
We love to see you foam;
When we for wine abjure you,
We miss you we assure you,
For it's only with clear sparkling beer
That students feel at home.

Come, sit we by the fireside
And roundly drink we hear,
Till that we see our cheeks all dyed
And noses tanned with beer.
-Robert Herrick


Here's to the best ale in the best ale.
-MR. PICKWICK, from Pickwick Papers
   by Charles Dickens


"Let No Man Thirst For Lack Of Real Ale."
-Matchbook toast from
the Commonwealth Brewing Co.,
Boston, Massachusetts


Let's drink the liquid of amber so bright;
Let's drink the liquid with foam snowy white;
Let's drink the liquid that brings all good cheer;
Oh, where is the drink like old-fashioned beer?
-A popular nineteenth-century toast often
adapted to the use of a particular brand
whose name was substituted for
"old-fashioned" in the last line.


None so deaf as those who will not hear.
None so blind as those who will not see.
But I'll wager none so deaf nor blind that he
Sees not nor hears me say come drink this beer.
-W. L. Hassoldt


Show me a nation whose national beverage is beer, and I'll show you an advanced toilet technology.
-Mark Hawkins
in the New York Times,
September 25, 1977


Who'd care to be a bee and sip
Sweet honey from the flower's lip
When he might be a fly and steer
Head first into a can of beer?