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Monday, July 4, 2016

Greetings Infomaniacs,

Happy Independence Day! Today we celebrate our declaration of independence from England. There will be cook outs and fireworks and one other ubiquitous component of historical U.S. significance... beer!

Enjoy!

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WHO SAID IT?

QUOTE: "Beer, if drunk in moderation, softens the temper, cheers the spirit and promotes health."

HINT: An American politician and author of a number of formative documents. He was the United States Minister to France and the Secretary of State, among other note-worthy accomplishments.

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RANDOM TIDBITS

In 1788, Ale was proclaimed "the proper drink for Americans" at a parade in New York City.

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George Washington had his own Brewhouse on the grounds of Mount Vernon. A clergyman who knew Washington during the presidency recorded that he habitually "had a silver pint cup or mug of beer, placed by his plate, which he drank while dining." Many years later, Martha Washington's grandson noted that Washington generally "drank a home-made beverage" at dinner, which was probably a reference to beer brewed on the estate.

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The United States Marine Corps opened their first recruiting station in a bar, a tradition unseen in the 21st century.

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The Pilgrims landed at Plymouth Rock because of beer. They had planned to sail further south to a warm climate, but had run out of beer on the journey.

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On May 4, 1964, the United States Congress recognized bourbon whiskey as a "distinctive product of the United States" by concurrent resolution. Many people have attempted to have that overturned in favor of beer instead throughout the years.

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The music for "The Star Spangled Banner" was derived from a British drinking song called "To Anacreon In Heaven".




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WHO SAID IT?

QUOTE: "Beer, if drunk in moderation, softens the temper, cheers the spirit and promotes health."

ANSWER: Thomas Jefferson

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