Humans have been brewing and drinking beer for thousands of years — and no wonder. What's not to like about a few pints of foaming ale, stout, or lager? And as the weather warms and the summer months approach, beer's appeal only grows. Whether outdoors at a ball game, barbecue, or picnic or in the cool, friendly confines of a bar or pub, one thing remains true: Beer is for everyone. Even the famous. Pictured above: Paul Newman, beer in hand, 1967.Popperfoto Brigitte Bardot, 1955. Martyn Goddard/Corbis via Getty Images Pete Townsend, 1980. -/AFP/Getty Images Barack and Michelle Obama in County Offaly, Ireland, where the 44th president's great-great-great grandfather was born. REPORTERS ASSOCIES/Gamma-Rapho via Getty Images Gregory Peck, 1950. Walter Iooss Jr./Sports Illustrated/Getty Images Chicago Bulls Michael Jordan, Ron Harper, and Scottie Pippen, 1998. Hulton Archive/Getty Images Dylan Thomas, 1950. Mondadori Portfolio/Mondadori via Getty Images Elizabeth Taylor, 1973. Joan Gannij/Getty Images Charles Bukowski, 1976. Bob Landry/The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty Images Olivia De Havilland, 1942. Ralph Orlowski/Bongarts/Getty Images Dirk Nowitzki, 2011. Robert Whitaker/Getty Images George Harrison, John Lennon, and Paul McCartney, 1966. David Hume Kennerly/Getty Images President Ronald Reagan, 1983. Chalkie Davies/Getty Images The Clash with music journalist Tony Parsons (far right), April 1977. Henry Diltz/Corbis via Getty Images Alice Cooper, 1970s. Ernst Haas/Getty Images Montgomery Clift, Marilyn Monroe, and beer-drinking Clark Gable, 1960. Central Press/Getty Images Mick Jagger, 1972. Michael Brennan/Getty Images Jimmy Breslin, 1983. Gordon Parks/The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty Images Shelley Winters and miners, 1950. Waring Abbott/Getty Images Meat Loaf, 1978. John Pratt/Getty Images Albert Finney, 1961. Herbert Dorfman/Corbis via Getty Images Steve McQueen, 1970s.