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Tag: Beer Purity Law

  • Monday, April 25th 2016 - 21:16 UTC

    Germany celebrates 500th anniversary of beer “purity law”

    German Chancellor Angela Merkel addressed the guests praising the brewers' ingenuity in combining the four ingredients to create countless kinds of beer.

    German Chancellor Angela Merkel praised the “world renown” of German beer in Ingolstadt, at a celebration marking the 500th anniversary of the beer purity law. The age-old rule has remained a staple of beer production. Hundreds of brewers from Germany and other European countries attended the celebration in Bavaria on Friday, with servers and guards in traditional costumes.

  • Monday, April 25th 2016 - 21:07 UTC

    Germans thirst for beer dwindling; health consciousness prevailing

     Beer consumption is dwindling falling by an alarming rate of about 30% over the last 25 years as younger Germans have increasingly turned away

    For 500 years Germany’s famous Beer Purity Law has been protecting the country’s beer drinkers from contaminants, chemicals and any other additives that unsavory merchants might have thought of adding. But the law, or Reinheitsgebot, which marked its 500th anniversary last Friday, has been unable to protect the country’s 1,350 brewers and the proud industry from a modern plague: health consciousness.