Catalog No. 120
Pottery or stoneware, relief, 1.0L, pewter lid, signed �PD� (Peter D�mler).
�Hopfen und Malz, Gott erhalt�s.�
(Hops and malt, may God preserve them.)
�Gerste mit Hopfen gibt gute Tropfen.�
(Barley with hops gives good drops.)
Gambrinus, �the king of beer�, has long been a universal symbol of beer and brewing. It has been suggested that the character may be drawn from the claimed real-life inventor of hopped malt beer, Jan Primus (Johann I), a 13th-century Belgian Duke and President of the Brussels Guild of Brewers.
See also No. 128.