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How pure is the beer in Germany?

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purest in the world ;P
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But despite the law – or because of it – German beer is renowned as being some of the best in the world, regularly sweeping up awards at beer shows. On a recent trip to Bavaria, I visited some of the region’s most historical breweries and others that are defying tradition to learn how the law is shaping beer today.
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Head brewer Ludwig Mederer has been brewing Weltenburg's dark beers for the past six years. While never a holy man, he still brews in the tradition of the monks and follows the sacred laws of the Reinheitsgebot, honouring the history and tradition passed on to him.
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Well Germans make the best beer hands down. I've been to Oktoberfest several times and the taste of the beer is so authentic.
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Beer belly beer beer cheers
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The law’s real victim is variety. Germany makes some fantastic beers, of course. Connoisseurs such as Johannes Tippmann, a scholar of brewing at the Technical University of Munich, reckon that more than 3,500 different compliant beers are made today, and more than 1m variants could be made just by tweaking the mineral content in the water, the type of yeast and so forth.

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Well Germans make the best beer hands down. I've been to Oktoberfest several times and the taste of the beer is so authentic.
That's what I heard. I am not much of a beer drinker.
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I never knew about the beer laws in Germany. very interesting read, and now I understand why Germany is so famous for its beer.
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Many argue the German pure beer law is no longer necessary if it ever was, that it restricts unduly the range of beers that German brewers can make, and in any case doesn’t ensure of itself that beer will be well-brewed.

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It has to hundreds of times more pure than US beer that is for sure.
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Germans are drinking a lot less beer nowadays in pursuit of modern trends like wellness, sports and living healthy,” said Friedel A. Drautzburg, the owner-operator of one of Berlin’s most popular pubs, the Staendige Vertretung. “On top of that, it’s become a real social turn-off to be buzzed, or a little drunk and/or very drunk. Thirty or 40 years ago, it was socially acceptable to get blitzed. Not anymore.

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