Beer has quenched thirst, provided nutrition, sealed business deals, celebrated births, mourned deaths, aided loneliness and spirited creativity since its beginnings thousands of years ago.

In some arcane, unknown history impossible for us to write but perhaps to ponder, beer has been the greatest asset homo sapiens have possessed in their journey into future darkness and uncertainty.

 So here's to you, malt+water+hops+yeast: you are a friend indeed.