Category: Beer

German Purity Law

500th anniversary this week: Germany´s Beer Purity Law

 It is generally believed to be the oldest food law in the world, although this is not historically proven: The German, or rather Bavarian, “Reinheitsgebot”, known as the Purity Law. At a gathering of knights and landed gentry in Ingolstadt on April 23, 1516—precisely 500 years ago—the Bavarian Duke Wilhelm IV issued an order on “how beer should be brewed...

Meininger International Craft Beer Award

Our (taste) experience at Meiningers International Craft Beer Award

Neustadt, a small town in the heart of the wine-growing region of Rhineland-Palatinate, may not top your list of places famous for craft beers. But look closer, and you´ll see that this is the home of publishers Meininger, the organizer of the annual Meiningers International Craft Beer Awards. This year for the first time drinktec is the sponsor of the...

different kind of beer

With Full Craft-Speed Ahead – Beer Bloggers

We are continuing with our mini-series about beverage bloggers. While everything was about interesting wine blogs last week, beer bloggers are the focus in this issue. It was really difficult to make a selection here. You can find our top three here: