The German purity law might be for sale – the diversity of German beers is not

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The Bavarian purity law has been around since 1516. A pretty long time I think. In 2016, 5 years from now, we will have its 500th anniversary. But in fact the party will not be held in its creation town Ingolstadt. Munich already had its 500 years purity law anniversary, as the Munich purity law is a little older than the Bavarian purity law - since 1487. 500 years is indeed a long time. Let’s take a closer look into it.

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Is Organic Beer Better For Your Health?

When it comes to beer drinkers, it might appear that they aren't thinking about their health when they have their favorite beer in hand. But things really aren't that way, you know that if you enjoy an occasional beer. The trend is to eat healthier and that's everywhere - including Beer. With the new beers on the market, everyone seems to be asking, "is organic beer better for your health?". We'll try to uncover that mystery today.

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The History Of Indian Pale Ales

First brewed in the 18th century, the original pale ales were a lightly hopped beer with a pale appearance; hence the name - pale ale. During this time, pale ales has begun to gain popularity among traders in India. From this grew a demand for export-ready pale ales - beer which could weather and mature during the journey to eager customers oversees. Beers of this nature quickly became known as Indian Pale Ales; the ancestors of the IPAs we know and love today.

While British IPAs grew in popularity, it wasn't long before other countries cottoned onto this style of beer. America, for example, had also begun brewing a similarly high strength beer before 1900. Today, America is a key player in forging the future of brewing and craft ales, mainly thanks to the wide range of hops available which include varieties such as Chinook, Simcoe, Tomahawk and Centennial. Given the depth of taste and aroma achieved from these finely tuned hop varieties, some IPAs need only contain one hop strain, rather than a variety which is quite common in other kinds of IPA.

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