A HE discussion is the least one of world’s greatest unifiers deserves, or so it seems to me. Everything having to do with the Sparkling Water of Life goes here.
Here’s a great site I stumbled upon: http://www.pattishomepage.com/read/beer.htm
"Without question, the greatest invention in the history of mankind is beer. Oh, I grant you that the wheel was also a fine invention, but the wheel does not go nearly as well with pizza."
Drinking is also about being social and meeting really cool people! Especially with beer, next time you travel go to a beer festival and if it is international like oktoberfest you’ll meet happy people from all over the world! If it is small then you will meet the locals and have a great experience learning about the importance of beer in their culture!
I was in South-Korea on a trip training martial arts for several weeks, sometimes in the temples among munks, but I gotta say: the moment I tasted meat and Korean beer for the first time in several weeks after that intense training… my god, I could almost pray for that moment to never stop :)