Monday, April 25, 2016

Will There Soon Be a New Reinheitsgebot in Germany?

Hat tip Gary's German Beer Page

This week, Germany celebrated the 500th anniversary of the famed Bavarian Reinheitsgebot (Purity Law), which in 1516 specified that only three ingredients could be used in brewing beer- water, hops and malt (later amended to include yeast). This spread all over Germany and helped make German beer the best in the world.

Yet, with the current situation in Germany with the migrants, refugees, and illegal immigrants, most of whom are Muslim, many of whom are acting like they own the place, I wonder what the future holds for beer in Germany. I mean could Clausthaler become the biggest beer in Germany soon?

Or the only beer?


Siarlys Jenkins said...

To be inclusive toward Muslim immigrants, Germany needs to offer an American invention, Near Beer. I used to know an elderly alcoholic who kept himself sober by guzzling the stuff.

There could be brands names after customers' favorite suras, or their home towns, or whatever sells Near Beer.

Gary Fouse said...

I can see it all now. A Clausthaler beer fest with rows of brooding men at tables leaning over their mugs.