The Year in Beer: Beer Drinking in America by Volume

4. Thomas Jefferson

Thomas Jefferson

The founding father of the United States, the land of liberty and freedom. The esteemed hero whose signature is on the Declaration of Independence. He sits among presidents and kings. Once you’ll know this other wonderful fact, he may become your greatest hero to date. Did you know that he wrote parts of the declaration in a tavern? Hmm…now it makes you wonder if alcohol could actually turn you into a genius.

5. The Prohibition


Alcohol was banned from the US for quite a long time. American mobsters fought over the illegal distribution of alcohol. Aren’t you glad you didn’t live through it and that you were born way after? Knowing what you know now, you could have missed the greatest pleasure in life. Well, FDR certainly realized this. At the end of this dark and dreary era, he said, “What America needs now is a drink.” Now, that’s what you call a truly inspirational leader.

6. George Washington

The man was known to fight wars and win them. Well, it comes as no surprise because he insisted that his continental army be permitted to drink a quart of beer as part of their daily rations.

7. A Goat

Back in the early 80s, a beer-drinking goat from Lajitas, Texas, was elected mayor. And now you wonder why millions of Americans worship beer!

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