From my IP address to yours. Have a very Malty Christmas and a Hoppy Holiday. Peace On Earth, Good Beer to Men (and Women).
“Christmas is not a time nor a season, but a state of mind. To cherish peace and goodwill, to be plenteous in mercy, is to have the real spirit of Christmas.”
— Calvin Coolidge
‘Twas Christmas broach’d the mightiest ale; ’twas Christmas told the merriest tale; a Christmas gambol oft could cheer the poor man’s heart through half the year.
— Sir Walter Scott
The original image, which I doctored, was the cover of a 1950 issue of Guinness Time, “a quarterly publication by the Guinness company [that] was distributed to all Guinness staff.” I found it at Bygone Bodiam, a very cool website covering old time Bodiam, a hop growing area in England. There are also a number of great nostalgic photographs of the local hops industry back in the day.
Hoppy Holidays to you and yours too, Jay,
Merry Christmas to you and the family…Cheers
Tom Dalldorf says
If there had never been a Jay Brooks surly we would have had to invent one. And don’t call me Surly.
All the best to the Brookstons on this Christmas day and looking forward to more bodacious blogginess in 2012.
Mr. Nuts says
And a hoppy brew year as well in 2013!
Season’s best wishes to you & yours, Jay. Great quote from Sir Walter Scott! Keep up the good work. I eagerly anticipate another year of beer items.