9 Comments Posted @ February 6, 2009
What’s in a name?
The “Brewer” to beer link is quite obvious but “Hay” should not be overlooked either. An ancient Scottish Clan name, “Hay” boasts its own symbol (the Falcon), plant (Mistletoe), and the family motto is “Serva Jugum”, which literally translated means “Keep the Yoke”. We like to think this commitment to getting the most out of what life gives you is reflected in the way we live our life and the way we make our beer.
A couple of centuries ago, a man’s name was defined by his profession and it seems only fitting now that the new family name has come to reflect all that Alyson and Richard are passionate about – their family, their friends and their beer.
My father has said that in life there will be many regrets, but there should be no doubts. I am a walking, talking real-life example of the American dream; that clichéd, oft-mimicked story of a man transplanted miles away from his roots determined to succeed; to Serva Jugum; to enjoy the yoke. No more, no less.