~ Wo Hopfen und Malz verloren ist ~
The verse is translated literally, but means essentially that where there is no beer, no good Christian will stick around. The stein is marked with the logo of Merkelbach & Wick, ca. 1900.
Wo Hopfen und Malz verloren ist,
da lt sich nieder kein guter Christ.
Where hops and malt are lost,
there sits down not a good Christian.
Translation: Roy De Selms
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