Thanks to faithful fickle June
and to our penchant to commune
we are a proper culture
for a month of alchemy

Thanks to the blending of the grain,
sweets and bitters quenching rain
enlivened by a mystic yeast
we share calm revelry

Thanks to our hosts who did direct
the forces which here intersect
and merge in symbiosis 
into spirit family

In humble gratitude we bless
ourselves in warm togetherness
and robust joy, products 
of a loving brewery

Thank you, thank you, thanks be

Author’s confession: this newly revised poem/song was originally written for a beer-tasting sometime in the last century, and sung in different versions in bars, churches etc. by the group Aqapelyx Anonymous. Too fitting for this here gang not to post.  Au revior—-