Tag Archives: Bavaria

Keeping It Clean: Germany’s Beer Purity Law

In the past decade the United States has made great progress towards creating higher standards for consumer products. However, Germany began this process 495 years ago when the Bavarian government enacted Reinheitsgebot or “Bavarian Purity Law.” This law ensured the … Continue reading

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Monks & Beer?

When you contemplate breweries and their function in society, you don’t necessarily connect them to religion, or for that matter, pious monks. Interestingly enough, the brewers back in the early Middle Ages were none other than scripture reading clergymen! Yes, … Continue reading

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Oktoberfest 101

We were going to write about all the great beers at Oktoberfest, and then found this article on DarkRoastedBlend.com pretty much giving the full lowdown on all the amazing things Oktoberfest has to offer – huge beers, lots of singing … Continue reading

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Count down #9 – Breakfast of Champions!

9. Beer for breakfast in the Viktualienmarkt, Munich Given one place to eat and drink for the rest of my life, Bavaria would be the clear winner. When Americans think of stereoypical German icons – big steins of beer, pretzels, lederhosen, Oktoberfest – they’re really … Continue reading

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Beer Gardens of Bavaria

I must have looked lost, standing on Munich’s busy Maximilianstrasse, map in hand, eyes darting about, trying to get my bearings. An elderly woman quickly offered help, first in her native tongue, but then in perfect English, after my failed … Continue reading

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