A plaque remaining from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem.

Above, a 1934 plaque from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem. Discarded as trash in 2006.

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Entry from June 05, 2013
“History flows forward on rivers of beer”

"History flows forward on rivers of beer” is a saying about alcohol that has been cited in print since at least 1995. The authorship of the saying is unknown.


Google Groups: comp.dcom.servers
David Ebenstein
3/7/95
(...)
History flows forward on rivers of beer.

Google Groups: 3do.bad-attitude
A Lot of TOASTS
Gerald Kohler
4/25/99
(...)
History flows forward on rivers of beer.

Google Books
Great Toasts:
From Births to Weddings to Retirement Parties-- and Everything in Between

By Andrew Frothingham
Franklin Lakes, NJ: Career Press
2002
Pg. 205:
Here’s to what we drink. History flows forward on rivers of beer.

TravelPUNK—Backpacker College Student Travel Message Boards
travelpunk
09-18-2003, 06:28 PM
(...)
History flows forward on rivers of beer.

SofaKingDrunk.com
Anonymous Drinking Quotes & Beer Quotes
Thursday, September 6, 2007
(...)
“History flows forward on rivers of beer.” ~Anonymous

Google Books
The Beer Devotional:
A Daily Celebration of the World’s Most Inspiring Beers

By Jess Lebow
Avon, MA: Adams Media
2010
Pg. 239:
“History flows forward on rivers of beer” —Anonymous

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityFood/Drink • Wednesday, June 05, 2013 • Permalink