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Re: Beer, Beer, and More Beer
« Reply #50: April 07, 2008, 04:00:15 PM »
Yeah well, if you only can choose between sewer water and beer, you are ultimately screwed either way.  Beer is not a replacement for water

It was for the pilgrims sailing to North America on the Mayflower.  Men, women, and children all drank beer:

Beer was a dietary mainstay in those days. Chances are the beverage in question was "ship's beer," a not-very-alcoholic concoction that, along with the even weaker "small beer," was drunk in formidable quantities during the colonial era (upwards of a quart per day seems to have been a typical ration). Undoubtedly an advantage was that, unlike more perishable foodstuffs, ship's beer would keep during long voyages and, having been boiled, was likely purer than ordinary water.

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