Beer was the everyday table drink in the time of Luther. Luther preferred to drink wine, because that was blessed, according to him and wine had the testimony of the Scriptures. According to him, beer was a human tradition. To take care of the household, Luther’s wife, Katharina von Bora, started brewing beer herself shortly after their marriage. She brewed 60 to 80 litres per day! Traditionally an Augustinian Monastery was qualified to brew beer, but the magistrate of Wittenberg accepted the suggestion that the right transferred to the household of Luther. Luther attached much value to the quality of Katie’s daily beer, and he blamed beer for his sometimes frequent naps.