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 July 24, 2012
“Water is good for only two things: floating ships and making beer”

"Water is good for only two things: floating ships and making beer” is a saying that has been printed on many images. The Denver (C) Post of January 24, 1996, credits the aphorism to “Ken Jones” (many people go by that name), but the authorship is uncertain.


Brookston Beer Bulletin
Beer Quotations
Water is good for only two things: floating ships and making beer.” — Anonymous.

Bad Jim’s Famous Ultimate Collection of Famous and Infamous Beer: Quotes, Lyrics, Proverbs and Poems
Ken Jones
Water is good for only two things: floating ships and making beer.

24 January 1996, Denver (CO) Post, “Well-schooled brewer ends drought at Tivoli” by Dick Kreck, pg. F1:
QUOTABLE: “Water is good for only two things: floating ships and making beer.” Ken Jones.

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@chill_ara
Water is good only for two things: For floating ships and for making beer.
4:33 AM - 31 May 2009

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Brookston
@Brookston
“Water is good for only two things: floating ships and making beer.” — Anonymous #beerquotes
11:51 AM - 28 Sep 2010

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Quote of the Day: “Water is good for only two things…”
June 8th, 2012 — 9:57am
“Water is good for only two things: floating ships and making beer.” -Anonymous

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@draftbeersrvcs
Water is good for only two things: floating ships and making beer!  -Anonymous
3:12 PM - 15 Oct 2018

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Santiago
@Santiago_cux
Feierabend 😃😍👌
Water is good for only two things:
Floating ships and making beer 😃😃
Have a great evening, my friends 👌😍🍻🍀
2:49 PM - 6 Feb 2019

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityFood/Drink • Tuesday, July 24, 2012 • Permalink


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