Saturday, June 25, 2011

An academic discipline with genuine appeal

Beer archaeology.


RebeccaH said...

I loved that article, especially the premise: we became human because we learned to grow grain in order to make beer.

The Germans call their beer "liquid bread", and when we were there in the 70s, German beer was such a revelation to us because it had substance and taste. We were spoiled for the generic American beers for ever after, so thank God for the microbrewery movement.

I can't drink beer anymore because of the carbonation, but I have fond memories.

Paco said...

I rarely drink anything alcoholic, but I do enjoy a beer every now and then (or a glass of good stout).

JorgXMcKie said...

Check out the "Beer Theory of Civilization". Makes sense to me. I have a colleague who brews *great beer*. We're trying to figure out a way to finance him a microbrewery.

Beer is, indeed, proof that God loves you and wants you to be happy.

And I'm areligious.

Anonymous said...

So when I reply to your comments at Blair's (something about Adlai Stevenson) you know that...yeah you know that my reply is...brilliant!


wv: pallatty

one too many t's

Minicapt said...

PBR et al demonstrate that the love of God is sometimes constrained.


JorgXMcKie said...

PBR is proof that God even wants the impoverished to have beer, even if it's not particularly good beer. [I've drunk enough of it {before hipsters found it} to know.]

To paraphrase a phrase from the 60s, "Beer will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no beer."

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