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en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Beer_in_Germany

Beer is a major part of German culture. German beer is brewed according to the Reinheitsgebot .... Zwickelbiers tend to be younger, lower in alcohol and less hoppy than ... While the beer market is weaker but more centralized in northern Germany, .... Oktoberfest is a 16- to 18-day festival held annually in Munich, Bavaria, ...

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alcohol_laws_in_Germany

The German laws regulating alcohol use and sale are some of the least restrictive in the world. The foremost function of restraints, as far as they exist, is youth protection. In contrast to many other countries (e.g. the United States), the legislation is not designed to keep young people away from alcohol completely, but rather ... The law is less thoroughly enforced in many bars and restaurants, but this ...

www.npr.org/sections/thesalt/2013/02/27/172966912/germans-are-drinking-less-beer-these-days-but-why

Feb 27, 2013 ... Despite Germany's long association with beer, it looks like its citizens are imbibing less of their celebrated beverage now than they did a ...

www.pri.org/stories/2014-06-24/mein-gott-germans-are-drinking-more-non-alcoholic-beer-and-less-real-stuff

Jun 24, 2014 ... While Germans are drinking less and less beer, sales of ... But marketing beer as a health supplement these days isn't as easy as it may once ...

www.dw.com/en/beer-culture-this-is-how-germany-drinks/a-19201434

Jul 22, 2016 ... The 501-year-old German Beer Purity Law says that only hops, barley, yeast and ... But Germany manages quantity as well as quality: no other ...

www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/europe/germany/4222073/Germans-drinking-less-beer.html

Jan 12, 2009 ... Germans are still drinking an average of 109.5 litres a year. But the figure represents an all time low in a country where beer, together with ...

www.washingtonpost.com/news/worldviews/wp/2013/03/01/what-germanys-beer-consumption-says-about-its-demographic-shift

Mar 1, 2013 ... Germans are drinking less beer now than at any time since 1990, ... But even if Germany boasts fewer beer-drinkers than before, the rest of the ...

www.theatlantic.com/international/archive/2012/10/germans-used-to-drink-an-astounding-amount-of-beer/263944

Oct 22, 2012 ... It was not uncommon to drink the equivalent of *50* cans in a day. ... These dispatches take many forms, but I like the town visit the best. ... average ABV of a German beer was in 1864, but several texts, like this one from 1909, ...

www.nbcnews.com/id/41872277/ns/slate_com/t/buzz-kill-why-germanys-beer-culture-decline

Mar 2, 2011 ... Slate: With a downturn in beer consumption and the number of breweries, ... drink beer and eat during the second day of the Oktoberfest beer ... That may sound a little ridiculous, but in a country practically synonymous with beer and ... These days, Germany's celebrated brewing towns and atmospheric old ...