Germany Celebrates 500 Years of Beer Purity

By Stephen Fuchs on Email @StephenWFuchs

On Saturday, April 23, Germany will be celebrating the 500th anniversary of the Reinheitsgebot, the beer purity law that has regulated what can and cannot be used to brew German beer since it was enacted in 1516, and while it can be attributed to the quality beer Germany has been known …

Sources: Brewery.org, Bloomberg

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Stephen founded German Pulse and LGBT Germany out of a passion to introduce Americans to a Germany that goes beyond beer and polka (although with enough beer he has been known to polka it up a bit). He's a coffee addict, lover of wine and good times, a hit in the kitchen and editor of TV commercials. You can follow him on Twitter (@StephenWFuchs) to find out a lot more.
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Enjoy A German Beer Tonight To Celebrate 499 Years of German Beer Purity

By Stephen Fuchs on Email @StephenWFuchs

If your looking for a good excuse to open up a nice cold beer tonight, make it a German one to celebrate the 499th anniversary of the German beer purity law of 1516, known as the Reinheitsgebot. Every April 23, Germans proclaim the day German Beer Day to commemorate the beer that Germany …

Stephen Fuchs
Stephen founded German Pulse and LGBT Germany out of a passion to introduce Americans to a Germany that goes beyond beer and polka (although with enough beer he has been known to polka it up a bit). He's a coffee addict, lover of wine and good times, a hit in the kitchen and editor of TV commercials. You can follow him on Twitter (@StephenWFuchs) to find out a lot more.
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German Beer Day Marks 498 Years Of Beer Purity Law

By Stephen Fuchs on Email @StephenWFuchs

For most people, April 23 is just another ordinary day, but to beer-loving Germans, today is a celebration of the German beer purity law that some consider to be responsible for Germany’s famous beer culture. German Beer Day has been around since 1994 to commemorate the passing of the Reinheitsgebot on …

Stephen Fuchs
Stephen founded German Pulse and LGBT Germany out of a passion to introduce Americans to a Germany that goes beyond beer and polka (although with enough beer he has been known to polka it up a bit). He's a coffee addict, lover of wine and good times, a hit in the kitchen and editor of TV commercials. You can follow him on Twitter (@StephenWFuchs) to find out a lot more.
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German Brewers Federation Wants UNESCO Recognition For Beer ‘Purity Law’

By Stephen Fuchs on Email @StephenWFuchs

On Monday the German Brewers Federation announced that they had submitted an application to have the country’s famous 1516 beer purity law, known as the Reinheitsgebot, included in the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) list of Intangible Cultural Heritage. The Reinheitsgebot came to be when Bavarian Duke Wilhelm IV made it law …

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Stephen founded German Pulse and LGBT Germany out of a passion to introduce Americans to a Germany that goes beyond beer and polka (although with enough beer he has been known to polka it up a bit). He's a coffee addict, lover of wine and good times, a hit in the kitchen and editor of TV commercials. You can follow him on Twitter (@StephenWFuchs) to find out a lot more.
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Can Imported Beer Help Solve the Declining Consumption In Germany?

By Stephen Fuchs on Email @StephenWFuchs

Germans are known around the world for their beer, and most of them will argue that they have the best there is.  Despite the reputation, beer consumption in Germany has dropped to record lows, and while the blame is being put on mixed drinks and wine, could it be that …

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Stephen founded German Pulse and LGBT Germany out of a passion to introduce Americans to a Germany that goes beyond beer and polka (although with enough beer he has been known to polka it up a bit). He's a coffee addict, lover of wine and good times, a hit in the kitchen and editor of TV commercials. You can follow him on Twitter (@StephenWFuchs) to find out a lot more.
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Today is German Beer Day, Marking the Anniversary of the 1516 Purity Regulations

By Stephen Fuchs on Email @StephenWFuchs

If you need an excuse to have a good German beer today, you’re in luck.  Every April 23, Germans celebrate Beer Day to mark the anniversary of the German beer purity law of 1516.  This longstanding law, known as the Reinheitsgebot, is the longest lasting food quality law still in …

Stephen Fuchs
Stephen founded German Pulse and LGBT Germany out of a passion to introduce Americans to a Germany that goes beyond beer and polka (although with enough beer he has been known to polka it up a bit). He's a coffee addict, lover of wine and good times, a hit in the kitchen and editor of TV commercials. You can follow him on Twitter (@StephenWFuchs) to find out a lot more.
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A Brief Look at the History of German Beer Day

By Stephen Fuchs on Email @StephenWFuchs

You’ve probably seen the posts around Facebook and Twitter today announcing that today is German Beer Day, but do you know why? April 23 is not just a random day made up to boost the sale of German beer around the world, although I’m sure there is a considerable boost …

Stephen Fuchs
Stephen founded German Pulse and LGBT Germany out of a passion to introduce Americans to a Germany that goes beyond beer and polka (although with enough beer he has been known to polka it up a bit). He's a coffee addict, lover of wine and good times, a hit in the kitchen and editor of TV commercials. You can follow him on Twitter (@StephenWFuchs) to find out a lot more.
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