Saturday, February 17, 2007

Beer Glass

What is a six-pointed star emblem doing on a beer glass? The Hexagram was intended to symbolize purity; folklore has it that it  represented the six aspects of brewing: water, hops, grain, malt, yeast, and brewer.
Picture is courtesy of o0karen0o from Flickr.

1 comment:

fred said...

I've also heard that it represented alchemy and early brewers were considered alchemists for turning water into beer...