It's good for your bones
Drinking beer can beef up your bone density, thanks to the drink's high dose of silicon. Although if you house more than two, it can do just the opposite, so be careful on your keg stand dismount.
It'll make you more cultured
Beer makers take every aspect of their product seriously, including the art. Think about all the cool cans and labels in the aisles of your local beer distributor. It's practically like a trip to the art museum! With way fewer snobs.
It may aid digestion
In a 2012 study, scientists found that beer stimulates gastric acid secretion, meaning it could make your meal go down even smoother.
We can't let Prohibition win
A lot of good men and women brewed beer by night in their basements, made up contests about blind pigs, and posed as rabbis to keep America anything but dry in the 1920s. Are you going to disrespect their hard work by turning down a brew?
You've had a long week. You've never tried an oatmeal stout. You actually managed to track down a bottle of Pliny the Elder. Whatever the reason, cheers.
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