The Reinheitsgebot is a german word that literally means a “purity order”. Something only the wisest king would decree. It’s known in the English world as the “German Beer Purity Law“.
It’s the best beer regulations in the world. These awesome regulations limit the ingredients in beer in Germany and the states of the former Holy Roman Empire. The best-known version of the law was adopted in Bavaria in 1516, but similar regulations predate the Bavarian order, and modern regulations also significantly differ from the 1516 Bavarian version.
Reinheitsgebot 1516 German Beer Purity Law
It basically means that shady merchants and brewers can’t add cheap sugars to make beer. It must only contain the finest basic ingredients for brewing beer which are Water, Barley Malt, Hops and Yeast. The taste speaks the quality all it’s own. This is not a crappy American beer made with corn and rice. These cheap corn and rice beers are all for profits and marketing. The cardboard box holding the case of beer together actually costs more than the beer inside. Thank God the Reinheitsgebot was decreed for all beer lovers around the world.