Wheat Beat: The Reinheitsgebot

This week on The Tipsy Timeline we discuss one of the oldest on-the-books alcohol laws in the world. The Reinheitsgebot! Originally a Bavarian law that moved on to unified Germany, this law from 1516 is widely misunderstood outside Germany and has a fascinating history. Join us as we talk about the story, the context of the time, and how it's evolved over the following 500 years. Join us to learn about beer, law, and protectionism this week on The Tipsy Timeline!

This week on The Tipsy Timeline we discuss one of the oldest on-the-books alcohol laws in the world. The Reinheitsgebot! Originally a Bavarian law that moved on to unified Germany, this law from 1516 is widely misunderstood outside Germany and has a fascinating history. We learn about additions, how other German states felt about it, and its modern impact. Information for this episode was derived from the following sources:
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