Benjamin Franklin quote about beer

Oh crap,

I just discovered that the famous Benjamin Franklin quote about beer is not true.

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

According to a report from eNewsChannels.com:

Beer-themed web sites, brewing organizations and even “beer writers” are fond of quoting Franklin and his supposed love of beer — “Beer is proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy.” But after recently hearing a lecture by Chicago-based brewing historian, Bob Skilnik, that convincingly asserts that Franklin was writing about rain, its nourishment of grapes, and ultimately, its conversion into wine.

Here is a picture of this quote in a nice cafe in Brugge where you can have some beers by the river – quite nice on a summer day.

This picture was taken by my friend Daniel Edmundson.

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