Beer Ladies Podcast


The Reinheitsgebot

Season 2, Ep. 21

If you’ve ever been on a brewery tour, it’s highly likely that you’ve been told that the Reinheitsgebot is the centuries-old German purity law regarding the only ingredients permitted for a beverage to be called “beer”. Carolyn, Katie, Lisa, and Thandi talk about the history of this law in Germany: what it is, when it was active, where exactly, and why. They discuss the possible role of religion in the law, myths and interpretations of the law in other countries, German breweries using other ingredients, and what their favourite German beer styles are. 

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