Celebrating German Beer Day
On April 23 1516, the Reinheitsgebot or the German Beer Purity Law came into effect. How do Germans celebrate this grand day?
By Shira Kogut on Apr. 24, 2017
The Reinheitsgebot, which still apply today, specify that the only ingredients that can be used in the production of beer are water, hops, yeast, and barley. While there are some voices in Germany that say these laws hinder creativity (you can read more about it in our article Happy 500th Anniversary Reinheitsgebot) most of the country celebrates with “National Beer Day” or for anyone, like us, outside of Germany “German Beer Day”.
Across Germany, breweries, brewing museums, beer gardens, and micro-breweries marked the anniversary by opening their doors to allow behind the scenes glimpses into the art of brewing as well as its long history. Beer Tastings are also a popular way to celebrate and give fans a taste of new brews to come or classic, old brews that please.
The highlight of the festivities occurs in the Reinheitsgebot hometown, the Bavarian capital of Munich. A specially designed fountain flows with about 1,000 litres of beer and is served to all the celebrants for free.
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