Beer in Germany

Beer In Germany

Beer is a major part of German culture. For many years German beer was brewed in adherence to the Reinheitsgebot order or law which only permitted water, hops and malt as beer ingredients. The order also required that beers not exclusively using barley-malts such as wheat beer must be top-fermented.

Since 1993, the production of beer has been governed by the Provisional German Beer Law which allows a greater range of ingredients(only in top-fermenting beers) and additives, that have to be completely, or at least as much as possible, removed from the final product.

According to a 2004 report by the World Health Organization, Germany ranked fourth in terms of per-capita beer consumption, behind the Czech Republic, Ireland, and Swaziland.

A 2010 report showed that Germany ranked second in terms of per-capita beer consumption, behind the Czech Republic and ahead of Austria (third) and Ireland (fourth).

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