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

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Entry from August 03, 2022
“Vitamin B? You mean beer?”

"Vitamin B (beer)” has been printed on many images. “Vitamin B” is also slang for “Victoria Bitter” (VB), made in Melbourne, Victoria.

“Vitamin ‘B’eer” was printed in the Irish Times (Dublin, Ireland) on July 8, 1939. “You’d be consuming your minimum daily requirement of Vitamin B(eer)” was printed in The Clarion-Ledger (Jackson, MS) on February 3, 1986. “Obviously hasn’t been jumping enough and is suffering from a vitamin B(eer) deficiency” was posted on the newsgroup rec.skydiving on October 14, 1993.

“The best cold beer is Vic, Victoria Bitter. Known down under in Oz as Vitamin B!” was posted on the newsgroup alt.beer on November 15, 1996. “VB = Vitamin B” was posted on the newsgroup aus.tv on December 18, 1998. ”vitamin B Slang for the great Aussie Beer VB (victoria Bitter) offen used by die hard VB drinkers” was entered in the Urban Dictionary on March 20, 2006.

“VITAMIN B? YOU MEAN BEER?” (shown on an image) was posted on Twitter by Tony on December 22, 2014. “Vitamin B? You mean beer?” was posted on Twitter by Urban Food Fest on May 13, 2020. “Vitamin B ? You mean Beer ?” was posted on Twitter by Hanife on September 23, 2021.


Wikipedia: Victoria Bitter
Victoria Bitter (VB) is a lager produced by Carlton & United Breweries, a subsidiary of Asahi, in Melbourne, Victoria. It was first and brewed by Thomas Aitken at Victoria Brewery in 1854 and is one of the best selling beers in Australia.

8 July 1939, Irish Times (Dublin, Ireland), pg. 8, col. 5:
Vitamin “B"eer

Newspapers.com
3 February 1986, The Clarion-Ledger (Jackson, MS), “Beer not only tastes great, study suggests it’s less killing” by Joe Rogers, pg. 1B, col. 3:
You’d be consuming your minimum daily requirement of Vitamin B(eer).

Google Groups: rec.skydiving
Way-out FAQ Comment.
Glen Baker
Oct 14, 1993, 10:40:17 AM
(...)
The reader is far too serious. Obviously hasn’t been jumping enough and is suffering from a vitamin B(eer) deficiency.

Google Groups: misc.survivalism
What can you do with wheat?
Charles Scripter
Nov 16, 1994, 2:24:57 PM
(...)
Yeast, huh?... Hmmm… Sounds like it’s time to brew some beer with that wheat. Gotta get that vitamin B(eer). wink

Google Groups: alt.beer
best beer
Paul Hester
Nov 15, 1996, 3:00:00 AM
(...)
From Australia:
There is one exception to your argument:
The best cold beer is Vic, Victoria Bitter.
Known down under in Oz as Vitamin B!

Google Groups: aus.tv
Digital TV
Lindsay Vincent
Dec 18, 1998, 3:00:00 AM
Erin Baker wrote:
>
> > Victoria Bitter is yuck - hot or otherwise. smile
>
> VB is the lifeblood of this country. If it ran out, riots would > quickly
> spread throughout the country and we would have to resort to drinking > XXXX. smile

VB = Vitamin B. 98% water, so it’s good for the complection too!

Google Groups: alt.sports.football.pro.gb-packers
Game over…
Dustan Setner
Oct 8, 2001, 1:22:54 AM
(...)
Just try some Vitamin B(eer).

Google Groups: rec.music.beatles
Fosters
big easy
Dec 7, 2002, 5:07:47 PM
“paramucho” wrote in message
news:3df56e4c...@news.supernews.com…

> On 07 Dec 2002 19:16:15 GMT, (CliffinNM) wrote:
>
> >>Ya might want to try a V.B. or a Carlton as well.
> >
> >Whats a V.B.?
>
> A Victoria Bitter aka Vic Bitter aka V.B.

aka Vitamin b, Very Beautiful, etc etc etc

Urban Dictionary
vitamin B
Slang for the great Aussie Beer VB (victoria Bitter) offen used by die hard VB drinkers
person A: There going to be goon at the party?
Person B: #&%# No, Vitamin B only Bruzz!

by Greenie1985 March 20, 2006

Twitter
GingerwalkerRunningb
@GingerwalkerRun
Replying to @goggans
@goggans i used to travel A.LOT. kinda broke the fun meter. but if they have vitamin B(eer) i’ll make it thru i.
6:10 PM · Jul 24, 2008·Twitter Web Client

Twitter
Geoff
@KingRodimusII
Replying to @marissa_c
@marissa_c @Flegoo Maybe you’re suffering from a vitamin B(eer) deficiency?
6:53 PM · Feb 19, 2009·Twitter Web Client

Twitter
danpatmore
@danpatmore
Replying to @donttrythis
@donttrythis Another hangover cure: ‘Vitamin B’ aka ‘VB’ aka ‘Victoria Bitter’ (beer most Aussies actually drink, NONE drink Fosters!)
6:30 PM · Mar 21, 2009·Twitter Web Client

Twitter
PuNeat
@PuNeat
craving vitamin B(eer)
10:51 AM · May 3, 2009·Twitter Web Client

Twitter
Chris Buckney
@coochiechic
Replying to @hartluck
@hartluck Victoria Bitter = Vitamin B and we all know how important vitamins are hey?
3:55 AM · May 20, 2009·Twitter Web Client

Twitter
Tony
@0619tdawg
Vitamin “B"eer
("VITAMIN B? YOU MEAN BEER?” is shown on an image.—ed.)
9:25 AM · Dec 22, 2014·Twitter for Android

Twitter
Urban Food Fest
@UrbanFoodFest
Vitamin B? You mean beer? 🙅‍♂🍻
Vedett craft beers offer an explosion of flavours and unparalleled velvety smoothness which result in a delicious, refreshing taste. The perfect Belgium craft beer Vedett. #urbanfoodfest #vedettUK
1:31 PM · May 13, 2020·Hootsuite Inc.

Twitter
Rick 🍁
@banged_upCanuck
Wife: Need anything well I’m out?
Husband: Yes, more vitamin B please.
Wife: Stop calling beer that.
2:07 PM · Dec 10, 2020·Twitter for Android

Twitter
Bob Golen
@BobGolen
“Going to the store, need anything?”
“Bottle of vitamin B.”
“Why don’t you call it beer like everyone else?”
8:22 PM · Dec 24, 2020·Twitter Web App

Twitter
Hanife
@hanifebinici
Vitamin B ? You mean Beer ?
Warming up for Octoberfest …..
6:11 PM · Sep 23, 2021 from Boca Raton, FL·Twitter for iPhone

Twitter
Yard Dad
@IAmYardDad
Wife: Need anything from the store?
Me: More vitamin B
Wife: Stop calling beer that
8:16 AM · Nov 16, 2021·Twitter for iPhone

Twitter
David Hollier
@drhollier
Replying to @jvharris_1965
There is a beer here called Victoria Bitter. It is occasionally referred to as Vitamin B.🤣🤣🤣🤣
7:45 PM · Jan 28, 2022·Twitter for Android

Twitter
David Voth
@SexCigarsBooze
Wife: Need anything from the store?
Me: More vitamin B
Wife: Stop calling beer that
10:51 AM · Aug 2, 2022·Twitter for iPhone

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