Tomorrow we begin to move our tanks into our new brewhouse in Somerset Street, Frankton in Hamilton. The building itself is a deconsecrated church. It got me thinking about what the Brewer’s Ten Commandments could be. Add some more and I’ll pick a few great ones for the ultimate list. Also, I’ll tell you the name of the brewpub in a few days with a bit of luck. Excited? Yep!!!
Thou shalt not covet another brewers’ kegs or casks.
Honour thy other brewer’s recipe choice.
Rejoice to thy daughter yeast and thy mother yeast.
Thy glass shalt always be full. Never half full. Never half empty.
Remember thy first brew day. And keep it holy.
Thou shalt not steal another brewer’s hop combination. This is hopdultery.
Thou shalt not covet another brewery’s name. Or beer name. Especially if it is that of a German cyclist.
Seven days thou shalt labour, and do all thy work. Thou art a brewer. Drinking is work.
Taste thy water, taste thy malted grains, taste thy yeast. Don’t taste thy hop flowers.
Thou shalt not drink false beverages. We know what thee are.
Give me some more great Brewer’s Commandments!