Too good not to share: Beer no longer a foodstuff in Russia; reclassified as alcohol.
“Many Russians consider beer a soft drink – a light refresher that can be guzzled on the way to work or sucked down in great quantities before a picnic and a swim in the river.
Hard drinkers sniff at its weakness, as the saying goes: ‘Beer without vodka is like throwing money to the wind’.”
Americans perhaps shouldn’t crow too hard about this one. The Russians are simply running about 200 years behind. Colonial Americans liked nothing more than a small beer with breakfast. The Victorians ruined it everything with their ideas of temperance.
To quote the wisest of Founding Fathers, Benjamin Franklin, “beer is proof God loves us, and wants us to be happy.”