Monday, January 11, 2010

Speaking of Old Beer

In a thread on the American Heraldry Society forum about heraldry on beer bottles was this one, in which the company claims to be the oldest brewery in the world, established in 1040 A.D., some three and a half centuries before Spaten, the brewery in my last post.

Of course, the Weihenstephaner label is using the achievement of arms of the State of Bavaria for their logo, which they probably really shouldn’t be doing, as it implies that they are an official arm of the State. (Hmm, is the idea of a government-run brewery a good one or a bad one?)

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