10 beer commandments
ONE: 'You shall have no beverages before beer.' Beer is the one true beverage.
TWO: 'You shall not drink of any "near beer" substitutes, nor shall you create them' What is the point when there is such variety with the real thing?
THREE: 'You shall not take the name of beer, any beer, in vain.' Don't be negative, be positive and support brewing in its many guises.
FOUR: 'Remember the session day and keep it holy' Beer blogging Friday is but once a month, its easy to take part so do it!
FIVE: 'Honour your beer elders' There's precedent for everything and people who have been around for longer probably know more than you.
SIX: 'You shall not kill interest in a beer by endless negative criticism' Its that old chestnut "if you don't have anything nice to say..." of course you may not like a beer, say so, give constructive advice, but don't just dismiss something out of hand.
SEVEN: 'You shall not cheat on beer with other beverages.' Similar to rule #1, beer is king (or President if you dislike monarcy)
EIGHT: 'You shall not drink other people's beers without permission' Common sense, don't help yourself and remember to share and share alike.
NINE: 'You shall not pass comment on beer without having tried it' So many people dismiss a beer if brewed to a certain style, or by a certain brewer. The only way to know if you like something is to give it a go.
TEN: 'You shall not covet the beers that others have had' There are too many beers in the world to try them all. Some beers are rbewed in small batches. Don't be jealous because someone else has found a beer you wanted, but endeavour to seek it out. Find new beers and tell other people about them. Don't overhype beers just because they are rare or because the current "brewer of the moment" has brewed them.
I'm aware that this exists, but wanted to do one closer to "the original. Plus I was bored.
I expect some of these are contradictory of others...its just a bit of fun!