~ Thut dem Brauer das Bier nicht gerathen ~
The verse seems to indicate that the brewer had better make a good beer or there will be consequences on this giant 3 L. stein marked with the Reinhold Merkelbach logo and "455 B", ca. 1900. Note: The §11 shown at the bottom stands for "paragraph 11" See the translation "Bier ist Gift" for more information about it.
Thut dem Brauer das Bier nicht gerathen,
so soll er dafür in der Hölle brathen!
If the brewer does not get the beer right,
then he should roast in hell!
Translation: Roy De Selms
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