~ Malz und Hopfen geben gute Tropfen ~
The great brew of hops and malt is wasted on those who don't choose to drink beer is an obvious conclusion on this relief stein marked with the Merkelbach & Wick logo and "259 F", ca. 1900.
Malz und Hopfen geben gute Tropfen.
Wer diese nicht zum Trunk erkoren,
bei dem ist Hopfen und Malz verloren.
Malt and hops give good drops.
Whoever hasn't chosen these to drink,
on them the hops and malt are lost.
Translation: Roy De selms
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