Beer is proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy
The maxim is commonly but incorrectly attributed to Benjamin Franklin.
It is correctly attributed to new Eternal Vigilance blogger Adam Wilson. Welcome, Adam!
(Here’s what Franklin actually said
We hear of the conversion of water into wine at the marriage in Cana as of a miracle. But this conversion is, through the goodness of God, made every day before our eyes. Behold the rain which descends from heaven upon our vineyards; there it enters the roots of the vines, to be changed into wine; a constant proof that God loves us, and loves to see us happy.
in a letter to Abbé Morellet, 1779. Ben was more of a wine guy.)