Three cheers for beer (posters!) It's said that beer is the world's oldest alcoholic beverage. References to beer have been found in Egyptian writings more than 8000 years old and actual evidence of beer's existence dates back to the same era, when it seems that housewives earned extra income by brewing and selling beer in their homes. Today brewing is a global business, with beer sales more than quadrupling those of wine and liquor.
US beer drinkers range from connoisseurs who taste and analyze and write about beer to college students who love to play the game of Beer Pong. Whether it's a Heineken or Bud, light or full-bodied, bottle or can, drinking beer is one of the most popular "sports" in the US today.