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Literature and beer!

Literature has many references to beer from Shakespeare to Blake to Lawson here are some of our favourites - enjoy!

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Religions change; beer and wine remain

Hervey Allen – Historian, Poet, Author


But if at church they would give some ale. And a pleasant fire our souls to regale. We’d sing and we’d pray all the live long day, Nor ever once from the church to stray

William Blake


O Beer! O Hodgson, Guinness, Allsopp, Bass! Names that should be on every infant’s tongue

C.V. Calverley – English Poet and Paradist


Who cares how time advances? I am drinking ale today

Edgar Allan Poe


Fill with mingled cream and amber,
I will drain that glass again.
Such hilarious visions clamber
Through the chambers of my brain.
Quantist thoughts – queerest fancies,
Come to life and fade away:
What care I how time advances?
I am drinking ale today.

Edgar Allan Poe


Beer makes you feel the way you ought to feel without beer

Henry Lawson – Australian Poet and Writer


This is grain, which any fool can eat, but for which the Lord intended a more divine means of consumption.. Beer!

Robin Hood, Prince of Thieves, Friar Tuck

  Payday came and with it beer

Rudyard Kipling

  For a quart of ale is a dish for a king

William Shakespeare - A Winter's Tale

  I would give all my fame for a pot of ale and safety

William Shakespeare - King Henry V