Tag: Reinheitsgebot

Kulmbacher: Strong, Dark, and Hoppy History by the Glass by

Before the proliferation of Pilsner, Germany had Kulmbacher—a strong, dark, and surprisingly hoppy lager.

Ashleigh Carter, Co-founder and Head Brewer, Bierstadt Lagerhaus Going Pro by

At Bierstadt Lagerhaus in Denver, Ashleigh Carter turns out the traditional German lagers she loves drinking on an Old World copper brewhouse, and asks beer drinkers to come along for the ride.

Pure, Not Simple: German Brewers Experiment Inside the Reinheitsgebot’s Boundaries Feature by

While some German brewers make beer that flouts the Reinheitsgebot, many more are committed to brewing within its strictures while employing creative tactics, like adding hop varieties that mimic flavors of prohibited ingredients.

Adulterating Germans History by the Glass by

Despite the strict rules of the Reinheitsgebot, in the mid-1800s, Germans were no less prone to tampering with beer than the British.

Brewing with a Tropical Flair BYOB by

This month’s recipe is all about reliving a Brazilian journey—a little bit German, a little bit tropical and a lot of fun for the heat and humidity.

There Will Be No Mixed Getränke: Berlin’s Slowly Changing Beer Culture Feature by

Even though small-batch beer holds only about 1 percent by volume of today’s German beer market, the legacy of handmade beer has endured years of macrobrewery consolidation and is finally coming out on the other side.

Rice Beer History by the Glass by

The willful misrepresentation of the past by the German brewing industry is irritating. Giving the impression that German beer has been all malt since Moses was at school? Nothing could be further from the truth.

Reinheitsgebot Pays Off The Politics of Beer by

Which types of beer will appeal to the average drinker once the mass palate has outgrown wet air?

The Brewery at the Border From the Source by

Though it’s the northernmost brewery in the contiguous 48 states, you’d think Alpine Brewing Company was 5 miles from Bavaria, not Canada. The German-owned, German-built brewery brews Bavarian-style beers exclusively. Owner Bart Traubeck prefers it that way.

Additives in Beer Ask the Beer Geek by

The beer geek discusses various additives in your beer—the good and the bad.

The Reinheitsgebot’s Relevance Unfiltered by

Born as a cross between a taxation law and a means for protecting bakers’ ingredients, the Reinheitsgebot has long been a dominating influence on the German beer scene.

Winter Warmer: Spice It Up, Spice It Down Style Profile by

Spiced holiday brews have a long, flavorful history. Rather than a perversion, Spiced Ale is the original beer.