As soon as you think of German beer, you swiftly conjure images at Oktoberfest, tents filled with beer-lovers, neatly lined tables, a happy rowdy crowd and the frothy oversized glasses of golden beer. Germans are masters of light, refreshing, low ABV brews like Pilsners, Kolsch and Wheat/Witbiers such as Kellerweis, Hefeweizen, Weissbier and etc.
The cornerstone of German brewing tradition is the Reinheitsgebot the world’s first purity law which dates back over 500 years. The decree banned anything other than water, barley and hops to be used in beer production although yeast was later added when it was discovered. This was repealed in 1987 but remains a huge part of the brewing ethos across all the main brewing regions. The obvious exception to these standards is wheat beers which clearly breach the original Reinheitsgebot document, however, laws develop and many of the Wheat beer brewers claim to be permissible under these exacting standards.
Enjoy exploring our German beers in this collection! Prost!