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Thank you Germany: Part 002: Guaranteed good beer brewed according to the German Purity Law


Germany is known all over the world for its liquid gold. The fact that beer is an integral part of German culture is not only clear from the enormous selection of different producers and varieties. The special quality of the production is also important. The German Purity Law lays down what has to be done to make a good beer. Malt, hops, yeast and water must be used. Superfluous artificial additives must be avoided. Brand manufacturers are particularly proud of the purity law.

It has established itself as an important benchmark in Germany. In contrast to other countries, beer lovers from all over the world can be sure that they will be served a rock-solid beer here. And although the purity requirement exists – or precisely because of it – the country has a special variety of beer types.

Each producer tries to offer a special delicacy with its own precisely developed brewing method. You don’t even have to go to special shops to buy high-quality beers in Germany. Even every supermarket offers a wide selection of many different producers. And every single federal state has its own special beer. The tastes differ. While in some regions people tend to drink more tart beers, in Cologne they prefer something more drinkable. In other metropolises they swear by black beer. There is probably no other country in the world with such a wide range of options. As we all know, there is no accounting for taste. This also applies to beer. There is a contentious debate about the best type. Everyone has their own preferences here. And even if the talk of experts may not come to a unanimous conclusion, it is still great fun for most people.

The country also offers the right place for such discussions: there is probably no nicer place for it than a German beer garden in summer. In the shade of large chestnut trees, the “cool blonde” can be enjoyed by every trick in the book. A hearty meal to go with it can usually be ordered here. The state of Bavaria offers particularly beautiful beer gardens. But there is also a selection of beer gardens in almost every other major city in Germany. In them, a broad cross-section of the population comes together to enjoy a good time and let the beer taste on their tongues. Many visitors also appreciate the country for this nice opportunity.

It is not for nothing that a visit to a large beer garden is also one of the most important tourist attractions. This opportunity offers typical German enjoyment in a beautiful ambience. If you live here, you will no doubt appreciate the beer garden as well as the large selection of beer brands. They are part of the country’s culture. The love of beer also makes up the Germans’ way of life. However, this does not mean that there is only beer to drink in Germany.

They also know how to make other alcoholic beverages such as wine, schnapps or must. However, beer and the German Purity Law enjoy a very special reputation worldwide. Germany would be unthinkable without good beer.

Last updated on 6. February 2023

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