Say it ain't so
Beer was the reason the Pilgrims landed at Plymouth Rock. It's clear from the Mayflower's log that the crew didn't want to waste beer looking for a better site. The log goes on to state that the passengers were hasted ashore and made to drink water that the seamen might have the more beer.
(Note: This brewtoid was found on Alaskan Brewery's website) http://www.alaskanbeer.com)