The Importance of Beer Brewing in the 1800s

The grandfather of self-sufficiency argues tea can’t compare to beer — it’s not as nutritious or good for you as beer, it costs more money, wastes your time, makes your daughters unmarriable and your children lazy. Follow his argument within the context of the importance of beer in the 1800s.

expenses of a year of beer brewing
"Here, then, is the sum of four pounds two shillings and twopence saved every year by brewing and drinking beer rather than making and drinking tea." 
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