Favorite Quotations about Beer

It isn’t really surprising to discover that my top ten favourite quotations are about beer. The main reason for this is that I collect beer trivia, Breweriana and basically all things to do with beer. This has been my hobby for a long time – these quotations come from a variety of sources (I work in a library so I’m in the right place)…some from books, some off of the internet and some from friends who have read them and knew they would make me smile!

They are in no particular order…I couldn’t decide which ones I liked best! I hope they make you smile as much as they did when I first scribbled them down in my “little book of beer”!


”You are drunk Sir Winston, you are disgustingly drunk.”
“Yes, Mrs. Braddock, I am drunk. But you, Mrs. Braddock are ugly, and disgustingly fat.
But, tomorrow morning, I, Winston Churchill will be sober.”
Sir Winston Churchill

This one always amuses me…it’s something you always wished you had the nerve to say in reply to an insult.


“I’ve stopped drinking, but only while I’m asleep.”
George Best.

Poor George…I know he has been in a bad way, but this is really funny and a great thing to come out with at the RIGHT moment.


“I feel sorry for people who don’t drink. They wake up in the morning and that’s the best they’re going to feel all day.”
Dean Martin.

I can always identify with this Dean Martin Classic. At least when I’ve got a hangover I know that I’ll be much better after an Alka Seltza and a few glasses of water. If I have a rotten cold or something I know that I will still feel bad later on in the day!


“All right, brain, I don’t like you and you don’t like me – so let’s just do this and I’ll get back to killing you with beer.”
Homer Simpson.

I don’t really need to say why this one makes me laugh! It’s HOMER and Homerisms are cool!


“The difference between a drunk and a alcoholic is that a drunk doesn’t have to attend all those meetings.”
Arthur Lewis.

Some people are witty…some people are NOT! This is another of those quotes that just amuses me.


“Beer is proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy.”
Benjamin Franklin.

I would love to have been the person who thought of this, but I have to remember that I will never be Benjamin Franklin! I will have to be content with being little old ME and just using the words of others to make myself look clever! LOL!


“He was a wise man who invented beer.”

Nice one Plato!


“Work is the curse of the drinking classes.”
Oscar Wilde.

Sometimes I dislike Oscar Wilde quotes, but he’s certainly got a point here. Just think of the amount of hours I waste when I could be sampling lovely new beers to tell all you lovely people about!


“Sir, would you look at that!?!”
“I know, Lewis, another bloody plastic lager station.”
Morse & Lewis ~ Inspector Morse.

I miss old John Thaw immensely…I also miss Inspector Morse. He loved his “prper” beer and I can identify with him thinkng of a bad pub as a “plastic lager station”.


“Twenty-four hours in a day, twenty-four beers in a case. Coincidence?”
Stephen Wright.

….yep! A coincidence indeed! That’s got to be telling us something….I knew there was a reason for it!

Well, there you have it. There’s loads more in my “little book of Beer”, if you ever want more, just let me know – i had to limit them somehow! I hope you enjoyed them and will one day be able to find the right moment to use them!