On April 23, 1516, the Bavarian dukes Guillerme 4 and Ludovico 10 decree the purity of the beer called Reinheitsgebot
. This law established that beer should only be made with the following ingredients: water, barley malt and hops. This choice has had a huge impact on beer history to this day. Due to European regulations, other ingredients are allowed in German beers
but most German breweries
continue to follow the rules of the Reinheitsgebot
which are considered quality assurance. This is mostly the case with brands sold on German territory
Curiosities about German beer
Beer is considered the favorite drink of the Germans
. Each German consumes an average of 110 liters of beer per year
. There are over 1300 breweries in Germany
. Each region or city has its own style of beer. In the Bavarian region
, for example, the main beers
are the Weissbier, the wheat beers
In Düsseldorf it is suggested to order an Alt , a dark beer and a bit more bitter.
In Berlin , the Berliner Weisse has great output, despite the acidic taste.
In Cologne , Kölsch is already a trademark of the city.
In the Bamberg region , Rauchbier style smoked beers are present in all bars and restaurants.
Regarding the brands, even a relatively small town like Heidelberg has its own brewery, the Heidelberger . In Germany you can put together a hundred brewery tours , and even then it's difficult to try everything. There is no doubt that tasting a beer is one of the pleasures of life, as such, when visiting Germany it is practically obligatory to drink beer . In this lesson we suggest a top with the best German beers . For beer lovers we leave here a list of German beers for all tastes.
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