A plaque remaining from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem.

Above, a 1934 plaque from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem. Discarded as trash in 2006.

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Entry from April 16, 2019
“Don’t worry, be hoppy” (beer saying)

"Don’t worry, be hoppy”—a drinking pun on “Don’t worry, be happy”—is a saying that has been printed on many images. A drink containing hops is “hoppy.” “Don’t worry- be hoppy” was posted on the newsgroup rec.crafts.brewing on June 18, 1992.

Other beer/wine sayings inspired by song lyrics include “Don’t worry, beer happy,” “Don’t worry, beer hoppy,” “Do you know the way to Chardonnay” and “Love the wine you’re with.”


Wikipedia: Don’t Worry, Be Happy
“Don’t Worry, Be Happy” is a popular worldwide hit song by American musician Bobby McFerrin. Released in September 1988, it became the first a cappella song to reach number one on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, a position it held for two weeks.

Google Groups: rec.crafts.brewing
Oh what a dreg it is! Culturing
sl...@cc.usu.edu
8/18/92
(...)
Don’t worry- be hoppy.

Google Groups: rec.crafts.brewing
Newbie paranoia (I hope)
Martin Leach
11/22/93
(...)
Don’t worry, be hoppy.

Google Books
Weddings for Dummies
By Marcy Blum and Laura Fisher Kaiser
Foster City, CA: IDG Books Worldwide
1997
Pg. 170:
Don’t Worry, Be Hoppy

Twitter
Lazy Mandarin
@LazyMandarin
Replying to @EpicBeer
@epicbeer don’t worry, be hoppy.
7:26 PM - 7 May 2008

Twitter
Atlanta Beer Guide
@AtlantaBeer
Don’t worry. Be hoppy. [pic] http://twitpic.com/1m39o
2:09 PM - 21 Feb 2009

Google Books
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By Nick J. Tate
West Palm Beach, FL: Humanix Books
2017
Pg. ?:
Don’t worry, be hoppy. Hops, the same compounds that give beer its bitterness, also have tranquilizing properties.

ABC13 Eyewitness News (Houston, TX)
Saint Arnold’s Brewery: Don’t Worry be Hoppy
Sunday, January 29th, 2017
HOUSTON (KTRK)—“Don’t drink the water, drink beer,” said Saint Arnold in the 6th century.

Saint Arnold’s Brewery, named in his honor, is the oldest craft brewery in Houston.

Women.com
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Elizabeth Jurek
Jun 14, 2018
(...)
Don’t worry, be hoppy

YourTango
39 Best Beer Puns And Beer Memes For National Beer Day (And, Well, Every Day)
Nicole Bradley-Bernard
April 7, 2019
(...)
6. My personal favorite beer pun.
“Don’t worry be hoppy.”

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityFood/Drink • Tuesday, April 16, 2019 • Permalink