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Kraft Bier and Reinheitsgebot : an impossible love

Thursday, June 7th at 18:30

Dating from 1516, the Reinheitsgebot, also known in English as the "German Beer Purity Law", is the oldest European decree relating to an aliment, and specifies the exhaustive list of ingredients authorized in the brewing of a beer in Germany: malt, hops, and water.

It is a law still practiced today, except in Rhine, despite only having very lightly modified (yeasts were unknown in the 16th century).

How do modern Germans see it? Is it seen as a gauge of quality or as a restraint of freedom in face of the creativity of Kraft Bier?

Come find out all about this big German debate!

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