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 July 24, 2012
“Water is good for only two things: floating ships and making beer”

"Water is good for only two things: floating ships and making beer” is a saying that has been cited in print since at least 1996. Once source credits the aphorism to “Ken Jones” (many people go by that name), but the authorship is uncertain.


Brookston Beer Bulletin
Beer Quotations
Water is good for only two things: floating ships and making beer.” — Anonymous.

Bad Jim’s Famous Ultimate Collection of Famous and Infamous Beer: Quotes, Lyrics, Proverbs and Poems
Ken Jones
Water is good for only two things: floating ships and making beer.

24 January 1996, Denver (CO) Post, “Well-schooled brewer ends drought at Tivoli” by Dick Kreck, pg. F1:
QUOTABLE: “Water is good for only two things: floating ships and making beer.”

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Water is good for only two things: floating ships and making beer. ~Anonymous
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Quote of the Day: “Water is good for only two things…”
June 8th, 2012 — 9:57am
“Water is good for only two things: floating ships and making beer.” -Anonymous

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityFood/Drink • (1) Comments • Tuesday, July 24, 2012 • Permalink


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