Now, I'm an amateur beer connoisseur and a wanna be craft brewer. I recently noticed some symbolism in the logos of one of my favorite English breweries.
First, why is this significant? Samuel Smith's Brewery actually played an important roll in diplomacy(for a brewery) for the British Empire. It boasts to be the oldest brewery in Yorkshire(1758 which is nothing next to some Belgian, Bavarian, and Scottish breweries still going since the 1400s) and it was the winner of a request to develop a new beer style for the Russian Czar. The Russian Imperial Stout was first brewed by them and was given to the Czar of Russia on the part of the English to impress him in a diplomatic exchange. As such, the Baltic region in Estonia, Latvia, and around St. Petersburg, Russia are known for Baltic Porters and a love of darker beers after their introduction by the British to the Czar.
OK, now the Rosicrucian symbolism:
and Sam Smith's Rose with their tasty traditional Nut Brown Ale poured and a beer mat:
Any Europeans here will know of this next brewery because it is the largest in Europe, basically equivalent to what Budweiser is in the US only actually tasting somewhat good.
These pictures were taken by me at the Carlsberg brewery in Copenhagen, Denmark in Feb '06. Mind you that this stuff was built in the late 1800s when Theosophy held sway and not when the Nazis were occupying Denmark.
Its common knowledge of European history that the Catholic Church at one time (and still if you're in Belgium via Trappist monasteries) brewed ales to make money and because the quality of water was so poor with bacteria people drank beer. So one would assume that especially Belgian breweries would have some occult symbolism present. Anyone else that has some please post it. I'm interested to see how many more have any after finding the blatant Rosicrucian symbolism on Samuel Smith's and I'm going to look more.