Those of you in the fire service can skip this post and check back when the next one is posted :-)
It used to surprise me how much we were asked this question, but then I remembered that before I married a firefighter I didn't know what is was either. As most of you already know, MBC is owned and operated by two professional firefighters. Their goal was to incorporate as much of the fire service as possible, right down to the base boards made with fire hose! Lots of thought went into choosing the perfect name.
I am sure all of you have seen a Maltese Cross at some point and just may not realize it. The Maltese Cross can be found on just about anything fire service related; shirts, apparatuses, gear, stickers, badges, even license plates. It's kind of their brand if you will.
The symbol itself is a symbol of protection. There are 8 points to the cross and, as you can see above, they all have a specific meaning. Each of these are very deep and important to firefighters and it is something ingrained in all of them. To be a firefighter is to be a part of the greatest brotherhood there ever was. The owners of MBC take great pride in their profession and it is such a big part of who they are, which is why incorporating the Maltese Cross in the name made perfect sense.
First of all, hello! My name is Jeffrey Trigger. I like to drink Maltese beer. About me, I am a beer lover of all styles, enjoy brewing at the homebrew level, and good conversation about beer. The folks at Maltese were kind enough to have me write about their beer. They did give me one caveat, and that was to write it so all could understand what I’m talking about. So you have it on my honor, I’ll write this to the best of my ability without sounding like a snob.