Many people have heard the quote “Beer is proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy”, and some actually believe Benjamin Franklin himself said it. T-shirts and bumper stickers are made with this quote crediting it to Franklin, but did he really say it? If he didn’t say it, then why does everyone think he did?
So, the reason people give Franklin the credit of saying this is because he actually said: “Behold the rain which descends from heaven upon our vineyards, and which incorporates itself with the grapes to be changed into wine; a constant proof that God loves us, and loves to see us happy!” in reference to wine, not beer.
The “fake” quote about beer is just a silly saying paraphrased from Franklin’s original quote.