Sept. 7 marks National Beer Lovers Day, which celebrates the grains, hops and brewing methods of America's favorite beverage. To mark this day raise a toast with your preferred mug of lager, ale, stout, porter or pilsner. This is not a public holiday.

Here are some quotes about beer:

1. “Milk is for babies. When you grow up you have to drink beer.”- Arnold Schwarzenegger

2. "Beer, it's the best damn drink in the world."- Jack Nicholson

3. "The beer tastes good to my throat, cold and bitter, and the three boys and the beer and the queer freeness of the situation makes me feel like laughing forever. So I laugh, and my lipstick leaves a red stain like a bloody crescent moon on top of the beer can. I am looking very healthy and flushed and bright-eyed, having both a good tan and a rather excellent fever." - Sylvia Plath, "The Journals of Sylvia Plath"

4. “Drinking beer is easy. Trashing your hotel room is easy. But being a Christian, that’s a tough call. That’s rebellion.” – Alice Cooper

5. "I just want to tailgate, drink beer, and hang out in the middle of nowhere in a pickup truck. That's my ideal date."- Ronda Rousey

6. “You can’t be a country unless you have a beer and an airline. It helps if you have some kind of a football team or some nuclear weapons, but at the very least, you need a beer.” - Frank Zappa

7. “Beer culture is a part of the world of food and drink. It’s not just a commodity in cans and bottles, but has a value as an agricultural product with good ingredients.” – Michael Jackson

8. “I am a firm believer in the people. If given the truth, they can be depended upon to meet any national crisis. The great point is to bring them the real facts, and beer.” – Abraham Lincoln

9. “Beer, if drunk in moderation, softens the temper, cheers the spirit, and promotes health,”- Thomas Jefferson

10. “There is to me something profoundly affects in large masses of men following the lead of those who do not believe in men, and beer”- Walt Whitman

This is a representational image. AFP / FRED TANNEAU