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Entry from October 13, 2017
“Alcohol is yeast urine”

Yeast is the waste of the fermentation process. “And just look at how many folk love to drink yeast urine” was posted on alt.sex on June 21, 1994. “Yeast urine?  after all, “beer” is a by-product of yeast” was posted on the newsgroup soc.culture.asian.american on April 3, 1997. “Beer is the same thing, who wants to drink the urine of yeast?” was posted on the newgroup alt.alt.alt.alt.alt on September 25, 1997.

The “yeast urine” saying has been used for both alcohol and beer. “Beer: ‘Nectar of the Gods, or the urine of yeast?’” was posted on Twitter on January 27, 2009. “Alcohol is yeast urine” was posted on Twitter on September 24, 2009.

“Honey is bee vomit” is another unpleasant saying that is sometimes included with the “alcohol is yeast urine” saying.


Quirky Science (December 9, 2013)
Alcohol Is Yeast Urine!
Alcohol is yeast urine! Yeast are tiny animals that, through the process of fermentation, convert sugar plus water into ethyl alcohol and carbon dioxide gas. These two products constitute the bodily wastes of yeast. Now multicellular animals give off carbon dioxide when they exhale during the respiratory cycle. But what can be said of the alcohol?

Since ethyl alcohol is a liquid, it can be compared to the water-soluble urine produced by other, more complex, animals.

Google Groups: alt.sex
P-ing in the shower.
Kurt da’ Squirt
6/21/94
(...)
And just look at how many folk love to drink yeast urine. Sorry if I hurt somebodies “delicate sensibilities” but if you read this group I doubt you qualify as having “delicate sensiblities” (thats more of a uphanism for “ignorant") smile

Google Groups: soc.culture.asian.american
hi scaa!
WL
4/3/97
In article <334332...@vividnet.com>,
Godzilla wrote:
>Chris Calvin Henry Kim wrote:
>
>> I guess, for many people, that would involve being taste testers for
>> Anheuser-Busch.
>
>do you mean “piss water”... I mean, they are the same
>color, right?

sheesh, Peter i thought you’d be somewhat PC when it comes to beer… well.. the best way to describe beer is… uhmmm…

yeast urine?  after all, “beer” is a by-product of yeast.

Google Groups: alt.alt.alt.alt.alt
hmmm....
White Wolf
9/25/97
(...)
I don’t drink wine. Something about fermented fruit doesn’t settle right in my stomach. Beer is the same thing, who wants to drink the urine of yeast? 

Twitter
ReptileMind‏
@reptilemind
Beer: “Nectar of the Gods, or the urine of yeast?”
5:24 PM - 27 Jan 2009

Twitter
Sheepreme‏
@CurbsideJones
alcohol is yeast urine! lol didnt know that!
5:55 PM - 24 Sep 2009

Twitter
Matthew Schueller‏
@booshoe37
just read in my biology book, “In essence, the active ingrediant in alcoholic beverages is yeast urine.” #LIKE
4:17 PM - 7 Nov 2010

Twitter
rosalinda grace‏
@r0salindagrace
beer is yeast urine
10:47 AM - 28 Jun 2011

Twitter
Vincent Summers‏
@vsummers61
Alcohol: Is It Yeast Urine? http://ow.ly/9yF7h
10:12 AM - 9 Mar 2012

Twitter
Vincent Summers‏
@vsummers61
ALCOHOL - the Urine of Yeast? http://ow.ly/a8ZTR
12:10 PM - 8 Apr 2012

Twitter
✨‏
@_CocoPuff
Alcohol is yeast urine. #funfact
3:17 PM - 24 Oct 2013

Twitter
Joseph Hertzlinger‏
@jhertzli
Replying to @trutherbot
@trutherbot Honey is made from bee vomit, beer contains yeast urine, and milk comes from mutated sweat glands.
9:39 PM - 4 Feb 2014

Twitter
Joseph Hertzlinger‏
@jhertzli
Follow Follow @jhertzli
@trutherbot Honey is bee spit and beer is yeast urine.
2:08 AM - 29 Jun 2014

Twitter
Lauren‏
@inawordorless
Beer is the urine of yeast. #TheMoreYouKnow
1:33 PM - 9 Sep 2014

Twitter
Pacing the cage...‏
@realgonzoid
Replying to @BigBangSheIdon
@BigBangSheIdon Alcohol is, after all, the urine of yeast cells…
8:54 AM - 27 Feb 2015

Twitter
slanginpeace 🅥‏
@slanginpeace
Alcohol is yeast urine lol no lie
4:37 PM - 6 Sep 2015 from Madera, CA

Twitter
Major Kangaroo‏
@MajKangaroo
Replying to @ClarkHat @GlomarResponder
Wine it technically yeast urine . So it is a barrel of piss + shit .
2:52 AM - 5 Aug 2017

Twitter
Major Kangaroo‏
@MajKangaroo
Replying to @KurtSchlichter
Beer is literally yeast urine .
11:07 PM - 24 Aug 2017

Reddit—Shower Thoughts
Beer is actually urine of the yeast.
submitted October 14, 2017 by yourboyrabbit

Posted by Barry Popik
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