The following is a guest post by A Wandering Web.
“Don’t drink water, drink only beer!” declared Bishop Arnold, now the Patron Saint of Beer.
He was speaking to people in his Belgian village during an outbreak of the plague in medieval times. Saint Arnold believed the water to be contaminated. He just might have been right because after his statement, the disease was stopped in its tracks.
Belgian's love of beer started off right, and continues to this very day.