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How Beer Saved the World

It’s almost St. Patrick’s Day, so what better time to reflect on beer? (Even if you prefer your beer in space.)

Beer, like all alcohol, has often been controversial, and it’s unquestionable that it has resulted in great loss of life. But it’s also unquestionable that beer has had a profound impact on the history of civilization, as this infographic humorously suggests.

(Learn more about the water impact of beer.)

As Homer Simpson once said, “Beer, the cause of, and solution too, all of life’s problems.”

On balance, what do you think of beer?
Beer Saved The World
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