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The German Beer Purity Law, also know as the Reinheitsgebot, dictates what ingredients may be used to create beer in Germany: barley, hops, and water. It dates back to 1487, which is why you may notice the omission of yeast: it hadn't been recognized as an ingredient yet. The law was removed from the books in 1993, and replaced by another similar law which ...


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Beck's is a pale German pilsner brewed by Beck's Brewery headquartered in Bremen. The actual beer you drank was likely brewed in St. Louis, however, as Beck's is wholly owned by AB InBev. Pale Lagers as a style are usually straw colored, up to a light gold with a white head. The flavor is very light and dry with only slight malty sweetness. A little ...


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In addition to what's been said, the original purpose of the order was to protect consumers from brewers who used problematic (toxic/psychoactive) herbs to preserve their beer, instead forcing them to use hops. Also only using barley allowed wheat and rye to be used exclusively by bakers to keep the cost of bread down. One could argue the tradition has ...


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It suggests that the filtering is somehow better. But really it's Marketing - conjuring the mental image of a delicious cold frosty beer. The base idea is that proteins & yeasts in the beer (which cause haze) will clump together because of the cold - with the implication that somehow this provides better filtering. The truth of it is that no beer is ...


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Source Material Referenced below. Depending on where you are located some of these I think would be available. In Milwaukee I've seen Pilsner Urquell, De Konick, Palm, and Rodenbach. According to Gordon Strong, Pilsner Urquell uses triple decoction. This is actually a Czech style. Another article from real beer states the following beers. De Koninck Palm ...


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I think your friend got the wrong end of a stick :p Wikipedia lists it as a pilsner, so does BeerAdvocate and the Warsteiner site. I think Premium Verum is just a name.


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According to Beer Advocate, a longer than normal conditioning period is one possible reason for it being an "altbier". A second explanation is that it's tied to Latin and refers to the rising yeast. Quite a few breweries outside Dusseldorf make altbiers (or have made, at least). That BeerAdvocate page lists


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Beck's is a German pilsner (a type of pale lager), sharp, crisp, flavorfull, and is not filling. Beck's uses roasted hops and has a more bitter earthy flavor with much less foam. The flavor of other "light lagers" (european pilsners) may be similar, however, a pilsner is much easier to drink because, unlike most other light lager beers, a true pilsner is ...


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To add to Leo's answer... Northern Italy is very much associated with Austro-Bavarian heritage. The province of South Tyrol is predominantly German speaking, and Trento is just south of that province. In addition, Weissbier is to Bavaria/Munich as Pretzels are to Philadelphia or Pizza is to New York.... Hmmm maybe that pretzels analogy was a bad idea since ...


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Generally speaking, Indian Pale Ale is not a type of beer you would typically find in Germany, and, as you hinted at, many Germans do not even know IPA. Furthermore, at least to my knowledge, none of the different styles prevalent in Germany (basically, bock and doppelbock are just beers with higher alcohol content and gravity) is a real alternative to IPA. ...


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From a home-brewing point of view: cold-crashing is when you take your fermenting/ed wort and stick it in the refrigerator causing the yeast to become inactive and/or fall out of solution. It can be used as a way to quickly stop fermentation if a desired ABV (% alcohol) has been reached. However, the more common reason this is done is to bring clarity to the ...


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First of all... you must know in this regions there is a laarge tradition with beer, so microbreweries are not as usual as in other regions, because there is a lot of abbeys and old factories that made beer in a traditional way. That tradition gives us really good beers, what makes microbreweries less usual than in other regions like Spain or Italy or center-...


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AB claims it is. In reference to it being brewed in the US, Chris Cools, the head of the German branch of the company, says he's confident that Becks will lose none of its German character. He believes the beer's taste will be enough to ensure success. Becks is brewed according to Germany's Beer Purity Law, the Reinheitsgebot, that dates back hundreds of ...


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As was said before, a Weissbier is also called a Hefeweizen and is very common in Bavaria and the rest of Germany. If you want something similiar look for a Paulaner Hefeweizen which is sold in America. The yeast that is added gives it a strong Banana like flavor. It is typically served in a tall narrow glass. Other common beers in Bavaria are ...


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Was the beer that you tried pale yellow, slightly sour in flavour and cloudy? If so it was probably Weissbier which is Bavarian wheat based beer. Any Weissbier or wheat beer should be similar to it and these are widely available (some British and American breweries have started to make wheat beers recently). If you like Weissbier you will probably like the ...


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Essentially it is an ale that ends up being lagered after the primary fermentation is completed. The malts used are primarily pilsen, which is normally used in lagers. Not a lot of hop flavor and aroma, some bitterness but a closer malt/hop balance. Altbiers are light copper to light brown ales with white heads. The beer is very clear due to the ...


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Where did you read this? I am unfamiliar with Dunkle Hefe exactly, but this is true for wooden casks. Typically a wooden cask is served with gravity or with a hand pump to lift from a cellar. There is an opening in the top that draws air in to equalise the pressure. This air will reduce the shelf life to 3 days. A "Donkey Pump" on the common sankey keg is ...


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Short answer: 17-20C (62-68F) is good for ales. The temperature of fermentation is exceedingly important for the final beer. Too low (< 15C) can cause the ale yeast to go dormant, stalling the process. While a high temperature (> 25C) can cause a rapid ferment, where the yeast creates excess esters and fusel alcohols. Yeast also generate their own ...


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It doesn't help you today, but Stone Brewing Company is opening a brewery in Berlin later this year or early next year. They make plenty of IPAs. http://www.stonebrewing.com/news/140719/


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You can find a discussion about it here. A couple of US brewed beers that arise from it are Sierra Nevada Kellerweis and Sly Fox Royal Weiss; but if you'd prefer a more easy-going (and usually cheaper solution), I'd go with Gösser Dark - although it's not make in the US (but in Austria) it's widespread across the country.


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Hangovers Primary causes are dehydration and toxins built up in your system from the impurities in the alcohol you've been drinking, but in my personal experience and research sugar content can also contribute. Dehydration Alcohol makes people urinate more, which raises the chances of dehydration occurring. Dehydration can give the individual that ...


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"premium verum" is just a marketing-joke. Warsteiner is a real "Pilsener". And they brew according to the german purity law. Martin (I studied Brewing Science in Weihenstephan and know Warsteiner very well)


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I'm not sure if you will find any Oktoberfest beer at the airport but they are available several weeks before "official" start in big groceries or beer shops. Hacker-Pschorr Oktoberfest Märzen, Paulaner Oktoberfest and Löwenbräu Oktoberfestbier were already available three weeks ago even in nothern Germany.


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Erdinger Urweisse and Erdinger Hefeweissbier should also be close. Both are brewed in Erding (roughly 15 miles from Weihenstephan), but reportedly available throughout the world.


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You may find a few microbreweries making IPAs there, but I have no idea how restrict are their distribution. Hans Müller Sommelierbier's Ale-Mania's Crew Republic Off course, if you're a hophead, your best bet is to wait for Stone to kick-off their production and distribution there. As an advice: give german styles a chance too. In general, they're much ...


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I will resume here what I know about this topic. One of the twenty regions of Italy, and one of the most northern, is Trentino-Alto Adige. It borders with Austria and, for some 20km, with Switzerland. Trentino-Alto Adige is divided in two provinces: province of Trento (Trentino, capital town Trento) and province of Bolzano/Bozen (Alto Adige/Südtirol, ...


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It is probably because it is so close to Austria and Germany and because the cold climate is excellent for brewing such beers.


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If you're looking for brands, you find a List of Bavarian breweries on Wikipedia. The page is in German, but due to the fact that you are interested in the brand names, this should also work if you don't speak any German.


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