Why we love beer



It’s no surprise that we love beer. If it IS a surprise, you clearly have trouble drawing reasonable conclusions from what you have read. But why do we love beer? Our reasons are varied, and we’d love to hear yours. Here are some of my top reasons, in no particular order:

  1. Beer is alive. The element of live yeast makes it so dern interesting.
  2. Beer is broad. The differences between a light lager and a Russian Imperial Stout are astounding. And yet both are beer. Though notice I didn’t capitalize light lager.
  3. Beer spans generational, economic, and cultural constructs. Much like Waffle House, those who enjoy beer come from all walks of life. It is a true commonality in a world of differences.
  4. Beer is calming. There is nothing better than winding down with a quality beer (especially a Monday Night beer) at the end of a long day.
  5. Beer brings people together. Beer provides that little bit of a reason needed to hang out with those we love. “Hey Bob, want to grab a beer sometime?” Or “Hey Justin Timberlake, want to grab a beer sometime?” I like to pretend I’m friends with Justin Timberlake.

Yep. I think I’m going to end that one on Justin Timberlake. So what are YOUR reasons for loving beer?

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8 thoughts on “Why we love beer

  1. #5 is one of the biggest for me. I love a lot about beer, #2 in particular, but #5 is what the industry is for me.

  2. Because you can crack one open at 2:24pm on a Thursday when you’re reading the MNB blog instead of “working from home”. Ahhh… so good!

  3. I love #5. I was always amazed in college at how captivated 4 guys can be by the idea of sitting around a table drinking a cheap pitcher of beer on any given afternoon. We could do it for hours. Each pitcher would serve the 4 of us. It never got old. Table, friends, a place, and beer. The first 3 without the 4th would be boring.

    That’s when I learned the proper answer to the question, “Do you have to be drinking to have fun?” is “Yes, I do.”

  4. Beer is a reward. All the hard work that gets done; work, practice, anything really, ends with everyone getting together for a beer. It’s a gold medal at the end of my day.

  5. Absolute world-class beer will run anywhere between $10 and $30 for a 22 oz or 750 mL bottle.

    What does a world-class 750 mL bottle of wine cost? More than my truck.

    That’s just one reason I love beer.

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