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Have you read The Unbearable Nonsense of Craft Beer - A Rant in Nine Acts by Alan and Max yet? It's out on Kindle as well as Lulu.

Maureen Ogle said this about the book: "... immensely readable, sometimes slightly surreal rumination on beer in general and craft beer in particular. Funny, witty, but most important: Smart. The beer geeks will likely get all cranky about it, but Alan and Max are the masters of cranky..."

Ron Pattinson said: "I'm in a rather odd situation. Because I appear in the book. A fictional version of me. It's a weird feeling."


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Alan -

You will note every brewer ever born has broken this Bavarian law. No mention of yeast as that was not understood as an element of brewing until much later. It also excludes my favorite German style - weissbeir.

Mike -

I wonder if its been revised.

Paulaner promotes adherence to it on their label. Hmmmm...

Mike -

I saw something about a 1985 amendment, but I'm not sure if it had to do with the yeast wording.

"There are more than 900 breweries in Germany and they all adhere to the purity law. In the German beer tax law, which regulates beer production, it states: "For the preparation of beer, only malt, hops, yeast and water can be used." The Reinheitsgebot lives!"


Mike -

Well, I shall doubt the purity of ALL GERMAN BEER.

mazer -

no free bees i am a mead maker that thinks there was not only a controling authority in beer production, but also where we get our fermentable sugers to make wines. they sold us on grapes so they could aquire large tracts of land in the best of temperate zones.honey seems free for the taking, but they wanted us to pay for their land by promoting that mead was sub standard.get heathy,wake up and see whats been going on. no free bees.