It’s as American as preservative-laden, diabetes-inducing apple pie.
If Beer Ads Were Forced to Be Honest
Scientists were startled to discover tetracycline (an antibiotic) in the remains of ancient Egyptians. It came from the beer they drank.
And through much of history, beer and wine is what you drank if you wanted to avoid cholera and dysentery.
BTW, I’m not certain where Cracked was going with the statement, “It’s as American as preservative-laden, diabetes-inducing apple pie.” The major American breweries were started by German immigrants. The apple pie came to us via the Pennsylvania Dutch. And people in ancient China developed diabetes from the starch in their foods which counters the notion that it takes a Western diet to have adult onset diabetes. Sorry, snark has to be intelligent to be successful.