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beer is both singular and plural. it is incorrect to say beers. if i walked into a bar and there were several BEER on the wall, then i would say look at all the beer. if i ordered two beer i would say to beer or bottleS of beer. the word beers with an s is slang not proper and needs to be taken out of the dictionaries.

While you would be correct to say that the fluid beer is uncountable (doesn't have a plural), That crate contains plenty of beer., one specific drink of beer (also, perhaps confusingly, referred to as a "beer") can be plural, "That crate still has twenty beers". Conrad.Irwin 14:42, 22 July 2008 (UTC)


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Rfv-sense (Chinese English) Any alcoholic beverage. --Porelmundo 19:33, 22 April 2011 (UTC)

All I have to say is WTF? It is true that "wine" often refers to any alcoholic beverage in Chinese logic but not beer. ---> Tooironic 22:41, 23 April 2011 (UTC)
Sense removed. - -sche (discuss) 06:33, 31 August 2011 (UTC)

RFV discussion: August 2014[edit]

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"To give beer to (someone)" - added by WF the other day. Maybe, but not easily found on Google Books. Equinox 21:00, 20 August 2014 (UTC)

You can use any noun this way. --WikiTiki89 21:12, 20 August 2014 (UTC)
Not (CFI-)attestably, which is the point at issue. Equinox 21:16, 20 August 2014 (UTC)
I'm just pointing out that even if it is attestable there is an argument to be made for not including it. I might not bother with an RFD though. --WikiTiki89 21:23, 20 August 2014 (UTC)
Cited. — Ungoliant (falai) 00:25, 21 August 2014 (UTC)
Looks all right. Thanks! Equinox 02:33, 22 August 2014 (UTC)

Dutch origin[edit]

Could it be possible that the Old English word of "beer" could possibly be from Old Dutch "*bior" or reborrowed by Middle Dutch like the Wagen(dutch) -> Wagon(english) -> Wagon(dutch)?

Citation: The Low Countries --3liot (talk) 16:13, 19 April 2015 (UTC)