Reinheitsgebot: Bavarian Beer Laws

There are more than 8200 craft breweries in the United States. But it is a strange irony of the history of beer that, in sixteenth century Bavaria, the flavorful adulterations of brew common in craft brews were banned in a proclamation that still affects the industry today. The 1516 Reinheitsgebot, or “beer purity law," deserves to be remembered.

May 10, 2021 | 00:16:15 | Carolyn Howk

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