Reinheitsgebot: German beer purity law


Sebastian Priller

4m 20s


Lesson Details

Germany is the biggest beer consumer in Europe and with 1400 breweries in the country, it’s one of the biggest beer producers in the world too! Beer also plays an important part in German culture.

It should come as no surprise that Germany takes beer seriously. In fact, the ancient German beer purity law known as Reinheitsgebot is still in effect in its modern incarnation. It’s the oldest food law that still exists today!

In this lesson, Riegele’s head brewer Sebastian Priller explains the evolution and importance of Reinheitsgebot. For 28 generations, Sebastian’s family have been brewing beer at Riegele. With this family legacy, Sebastian is well-versed in the history of German beer and the laws that govern beer brewing today.

Learn hospitality skills for today’s world, including:

  • What Reinheitsgebot, the German beer purity law, states
  • The evolution of Reinheitsgebot
  • Reinheitsgebot and modern craft beer brewing

Bartenders and servers, it’s time to brush up on your German and skill up with tips from the experts!


Instructor

Sebastian Priller

Head brewer at Riegele

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