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German Purity Law 500 Years Steins and Mugs

500 year anniversary of the German Reinheitsgebot!

Also known as the Bavarian Purity Law or German Beer Purity Law, was made into law in Germany in 1516 as way to regulate the production of beer. It stated that German beer could only contain three ingredients: barley, hops and water. At the time, the existence of yeast had not been discovered.