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German Beers

Updated on February 3, 2010

All About German Beer

Throughout Germany, beer is very popular with the people.  Germany holds well over 1,000 breweries, which is more than any other place in the world.  All beer that is made in Germany must abide by the purity law, which lets producers know what ingredients can and can’t be .  Fundamentally, the only elements allowed to make beer in Germany are water, hops, and barley malt.


Attributable to the strict purity requirements, you can easily determine German beers by their overall level of quality.  They have a distinct taste, with little to no aftertaste.  Some styles of German ale include Koelsch, Weizen, and Altbier. Koelsch, Weizen, and Altbier are different styles of German Beer  Some types of German lagers include Bock, Pilsener, Dunkel, Helles, and Maerzen. Bock, Pilsener, Dunkel, Helles, and Maerzen are types of German Lagers.

The German beer Altbier is a very  dark ale, that is top fermented in the lower regions of Germany.  The beer suggests a yellow colouring, with a flavor that is rich in hops.  Another ale, Rauchbier, is known to have a smoky taste with a darker color.  These beers taste great, and happen to be best-selling throughout the areas of Germany.


German lagers are also very popular, and happen to be favourites in other areas of the  as well.  Pilsener is one of the most popular and most common of all German beers, providing you more hops and less malt.  Pilsener can be acquired for sale all over the world, and happens to be very popular throughout North America as well.  Several bars serve it as well, as it happens to be one of the most popular dark lagers available.


Throughout Germany, there are many various makers, produce over 4,000 different brands of beers.  Some of the more famous and larger companies of northerly Germany are Beck, St. Pauli, Warsteiner, and Krombach.  In the south area of Germany, there are many breweries, although most of them are small, as they are locally possessed and controlled.  Southern Germany also holds the Benedictine Abbey, which is one of the greyest breweries in the world.  This brewery began producing beer in over 90 decades ago - very impressive indeed!


Germany is likewise home to Oktoberfest, which is held every year in Munich.  Oktoberfest begins in late September and carries on for two calendar weeks, closing in early October.  During Oktoberfest, beer imbibers from all over the planet will go to Germany and fete German beers.  Every year, at least 5 million people come to the event, creating one of the most historic beer celebrations in the world.


During Oktoberfest, local breweries in Munich are the only makers allowed to serve up beer in the bigger tents.  There are 6 breweries in full, producing an assortment of various beers.  By attending this yearly event, you can learn to a greater extent about German beer, try the various forms, and enjoy the rich bold flavors that  German beer so very popular.


Owing to the success Oktoberfest experiences each and every year, other cities around the world try to imitate this event.  Even though they have success, their level of success isn’t nearly as much as the authentic Oktoberfest - Germany.  German beers are very fashionable around the globe, with Oktoberfest helping to establish that precise claim. If you drink beer but have never seen what beers from Germany have to offer, you really should give them a try out.  Once you do, you’ll soon realize why German beers are so very best-selling - and why the taste simply can’t be duplicated with any other beer.

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