Greetings Haymaker.This is a place for you.
As far back as the 1700s, humankind has been know to enjoy a refreshing vinegar based tonic called switchel, switzel, swizzle or HAYMAKERS PUNCH. As workers toiled in the hay fields they relied on the stuff to hydrate and invigorate. In The Long Winter Laura Ingalls Wilder describes a switchel-like beverage that her mother had sent for Laura and her father to drink while haying: "Ma had sent them ginger-water. She had sweetened the cool well-water with sugar, flavored it with vinegar, and put in plenty of ginger to warm their stomachs so they could drink till they were not thirsty. Ginger-water would not make them sick, as plain cold water would when they were so hot." (taken from and linked to: wikipedia.com) It is your charge, Haymaker, to spread news of these elixirs throughout the land.
IF you happen to forget to wear your pin to a Burly Beverages event or at our upcoming brick & mortar shoppe and you still wish to receive your Guild Member benefits, you will be asked to recite the passcode and perform the secret handshake.Here is the member recognition process:You shall tell the Guilds-Person: "I HAVE SHAMEFULLY FORGOTTEN TO WEAR MY PIN TODAY."The Guilds-Person shall ask: "HOW MUCH DID THE BUMPER-CROP YIELD LAST SEASON?"You shall reply: "Thirty-Three & A Third Tons of Alfalfa!"
Our handshake is based in American Sign Language or ASL.
Step 1: Shape your hand into an ASL letter "T"Step 2: Knock itStep 3: Shape your hand into an ASL letter "H"Step 4: Shape your hand into an ASL letter "G"Step 5: Shake hands heartily (but only once) Step 6: A Burly clasp