Sad news today about the sale of Anheuser-Busch to the Belgian-owned, Brazilian-run InBev company. Of course, you shouldn’t have been drinking very much Budweiser even before this sale. You should be drinking local beer (or making your own). But now Budweiser must definitely be booted from the fridge.
Anyway, this news story has spawned an outstanding op-ed column by George Will.
No beer, no civilization. After reading Will’s essay, I have to wonder whether it might also be true that “no beer, no church”. Did the RPCNA grow during the decades when beer-swilling was prohibited? No. Might our modest growth in the past decade be partly attributable to the fact that our elders are once again free to imbibe? Yes.