Here’s an interesting list of the The Brewer’s 10 Commandments, or Die 10 Gebote des Bierbrauers, that I found on the website for the Museum of Beer & Brewing in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. It’s origin is apparently from “the Brewers 1887 Convention.”
The Brewer’s 10 Commandments
- Thou shalt love the god Gambrinus above all and not cloud his honor with bad beer.
- Thou shalt not honor any other beer gods and not stretch your beers with chemical additions.
- Thou shalt brew good beer during the week so the people can become healthy again on Sundays.
- Thou shalt obey mother Hops and father Barley, honor them as providers of your wealth.
- Thou shalt not kill, with beers of poor quality.
- Thou shalt watch your taverner more, than the pretty waitresses and women.
- Thou shalt not steal money from the people’s pockets, nor fill kegs and bottles with water.
- Thou shalt not mix unlawful materials into the beer, nor sell bad beer as good.
- Thou shalt not expect more from the people than thy beer hath worth because there is already enough poor quality on the market.
- Thou shalt not demand that your wife, children and workers drink your beer if it is spoiled, watered down or of poor taste.