Germany’s Beer Purity Law

Germans are deadly serious about their beer. In fact, they have a phrase for it:  bierernst  which translates literally as “beer serious.” With more than 1,300 breweries producing some five-and-a-half thousand different types of beer, what is now Germany has had a beer purity law known as the Reinheitsgebot for more than 500 years. Introduced in 1516 by Duke Wilhelm IV of Bavaria, the decree allows … Continue reading Germany’s Beer Purity Law