Handelsblatt Global Edition Magazine - - Battle Of The Brews -

Ger­m­ans drink mo­re beer per ca­pi­ta than an­yo­ne el­se ex­cept the Czechs.

Ger­ma­ny’s 500-ye­ar-old “pu­ri­ty law” li­mits a beer’s in­gre­dients to hops, wa­ter, yeast and eit­her bar­ley or wheat.

In re­cent ye­ars, the glo­bal beer con­glo­me­ra­tes ha­ve bought up most of Ger­ma­ny’s lea­ding bre­we­ries. That has beer lo­vers thirst­ing for re­gio­nal spe­cial­ty brews.

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