Request for inclusion of the famous German Purity Law of beer submitted to the protection of UNESCO by German brewers. German brewers submitted a request the well-known law,to join theprogram “Intangible Cultural Heritage”. If the request is accepted, then the «Reinheitsgebot», will “join” with the SpanishFlamenco, Argentine Tango and French Gastronomy.
«Reinheitsgebot» has about 500 years in force, and even today is a commitment of many breweries, especially in Germany (approximately 1,300 breweries and 5,000 beers). It is the German tradition in beer, which primarily defines what materials they may use in the production of beer (malt, hops and water, as yeast was not used then) and secondly what kind to produce and what to consume per season. «Reinheitsgebot», became law on 23th April 1516, by the Duke of Bavaria William IV.
“Germany has an unchallenged reputation as a beer nation,” stated Hans-Georg Eils, the president of the German Brewers Associationand that’s due to the “Beer Purity Law”. The efforts made by the German brewers are not unfair, as all of us when we think of beer we identify primarily with Germany. The decision of UNESCO estimated that will be announced in two years.
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