Paul Newman On A Fishing Boat

Famous ... and Drinking Beer

Rock stars, actors, even presidents — who doesn't like to kick back with a brew?

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.

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