Some may say that. It has been used as a payment to workers, it was drunk in Britain when water was too dirty to drink during the Cromwell era. It was also used for medical purposes (placebo effect, maybe?). In fact, midwives used a strong type of beer to ease labour pains.
Well, I remember those old Western movies where injured, hard men were given a bottle of whisky before a doctor extracted a bullet from their leg. Getting drunk to avoid feeling pain.
Nonetheless, there is a passion for beer,
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