BERLIN, GERMANY - MAY 21: First guest sit outside a Biergarten (Beer garden) "Café am Neuen See" and drink beer for the first time this year during the coronavirus pandemic on May 21, 2021 in Berlin, Germany. Authorities are easing lockdown measures across Germany, enabling restaurants to offer outdoor service, hotels to accommodate tourists, cultural institutions to perform and other activities to resume. Covid infection rates have been falling consistently and the national average is now below 80 per 100,000 over a seven-day period. Meanwhile the pace of vaccinations is still climbing, with approximately 40% of the population having received a first dose. (Photo by Maja Hitij/Getty Images)

Today is National Beer Lovers Day and it’s so cool that here in Southwest Florida we have a lot of breweries to celebrate, over 20 of them in fact.

It seems these days there’s a silly holiday everyday, however this is one that I can get behind. And if you enjoy beer too, you are literally doing as the Romans do as beer and drinking it dates that far back.

What better way to celebrate than to throw back a cold one and exchange some great beer quotes from some notable drinkers.

“Beer, it’s the best damn drink in the world.” — Jack Nicholson

NBA All-Star Game 2018

LOS ANGELES, CA – FEBRUARY 18: Jack Nicholson attends the NBA All-Star Game 2018 at Staples Center on February 18, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

“I’ve only been in love with a beer bottle and a mirror.” — Sid Vicious

Johnny Rotten

NEW YORK – AUGUST 21: John Lydon, aka Johnny Rotten poses for a photo during the after party for the Sex Pistols reunion show at Serena in the Chelsea Hotel August 21, 2003 in New York City. The Chelsea Hotel is the location where former Sex Pistols band member Sid Vicious stabbed his girlfriend Nancy Spungen to death in 1978. (Photo by Scott Gries/Getty Images)

“Milk is for babies. When you grow up you have to drink beer.” — Arnold Schwarzenegger

Digital X 2020/21 In Cologne

COLOGNE, GERMANY – SEPTEMBER 07: Arnold Schwarzenegger speaks in his keynote about digital sustainability during the Digital X event on September 07, 2021 in Cologne, Germany. More than 200 national and international top speakers – experts, visionaries, politicians, entrepreneurs, opinion leaders and critical voices – take part to discuss in two days of a full digitisation programme. (Photo by Andreas Rentz/Getty Images)

“Some people wanted champagne and caviar when they should have had beer and hot dogs.” — Dwight D. Eisenhower

Soldier Ike

9th July 1942: Dwight D Eisenhower (1890 – 1969), Commander of the American Forces in Europe, soon after his promotion to Lieutenant General. Eisenhower was later elected the 34th President of the United States. (Photo by Fox Photos/Getty Images)

“I’m a beer man. I tried to drink whiskey and Scotch, but I don’t get it. It smells like a girl who didn’t shower and just splashed a lot of perfume on.” — Mads Mikkelsen

"Cannes 75" Anniversary Dinner - The 75th Annual Cannes Film Festival

CANNES, FRANCE – MAY 24: Mads Mikkelsen attends the “Cannes 75” Anniversary Dinner during the 75th annual Cannes film festival at on May 24, 2022 in Cannes, France. (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)

“I’m gaining weight the right way: I’m drinking beer.” — Johnny Damon

NASCAR Xfinity Series A-GAME 200

DOVER, DELAWARE – APRIL 30: Former MLB Player Johnny Damon gives the command to start engine prior to the NASCAR Xfinity Series A-GAME 200 at Dover Motor Speedway on April 30, 2022 in Dover, Delaware. (Photo by Sean Gardner/Getty Images)


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