German Beer Facts

Beer is among the most popular and important part of the culture of Germany. Fact is, its popularity is well known all throughout the world. The beer in Germany is highly diverse. There are more than a thousand breweries all over Germany. The popularity of the German beer is the outcome of the strict process it undergoes before it is sold to the public. That is because beer manufacturers in Germany are required to follow the purity law. The purity law enables the beer manufacturers in Germany to differentiate which ingredient they must and must not use. The basic ingredients that the beer manufacturers Germany are allowed to use are water, hops, and barley malt.

It is the reason why German beers, by far, taste much more luscious from other beers. German beers have distinctive taste (of which has either little or no aftertaste). Presently, German beer has a diverse beer styles. The ales that are manufactured by beer breweries in Germany also have a wide variety of beer styles. These German ale styles are Koelsch, Weizen, and Altbier. The beer lager styles of Germany also have a wide variety of styles. The most common are Bock, Pilsener, Dunkel, Helles, and Maerzen. Bear in mind that the taste, aroma, and color of the German beers vary. The ones that are mentioned are identified as being true German beers.

The beer lagers of Germany are very popular not just throughout the country, they are known all throughout the world. Pilsener is also one of the most well known and most recognizable German beers. These types of German beers provide you with more hops and less malt and are available all over the world. They are also very popular in North America and are considered as one of the most popular dark lagers worldwide.

The German beer Altbier is a common dark ale in Germany. It is top fermented in the lower regions of the country. These types of German beers have yellowish color, and have a taste that is rich in hops. Another well known variety of German beer that is well-known for its smoky color and flavor is the Rauchbier. They have excellent tastes and are very popular among beer drinkers all throughout Germany.

There are more than 4,000 brands of beers in Germany. Some of the well known and larger manufacturers in the northern region of Germany are Beck, St. Pauli, Warsteiner, and Krombach. However, there are more breweries in the southern part of Germany; although these breweries are somewhat smaller, and are owned and operated by the locals. One of the oldest beer breweries in the world – The Benedictine Abbey – is located in this region in Germany. The Benedictine Abbey started manufacturing beer since the year 1040.

For those who do not know, Germany is home of the world renowned "Oktoberfest". This world renowned beer festivity in Germany is held annually in Munich. Oktoberfest is usually held in late part of September. The beer festivity lasts for two weeks, ending in early days of October. The world renowned beer festivity in Germany is mostly visited by beer drinkers from all over the world. The distinctive and savory taste of German beers makes them want travel to Germany and celebrate and experience the luscious and distinctive taste of German beers. Oktoberfest is visited by more than 5 million people yearly, making it one of the biggest and largest beer celebrations in the whole world.

The local breweries in Munich are the only breweries allowed to serve beer in the larger tents and there are a total of six breweries that produce a variety of different German beers during the beer festivity. If you attend this world renowned beer festivity, you will learn, taste and most of all enjoy the rich bold flavor that has made the German beer popular worldwide. Because of the success Oktoberfest gets each year, numerous countries worldwide try copy the said event. Some of them are successful; however, the levels of success of these events are nowhere near the original beer festivity held in Germany.

German beers are very popular all over the world, with Oktoberfest proving the claim. If you are fond of drinking beer but have never tasted the beers from Germany, you really should try one. As soon as you have tasted and experienced the German beer, you will know the reason why German beers are very popular.

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