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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 ...

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, ...

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.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.newyorker.com/business/currency/german-beers-existential-crisis

Jan 14, 2014 ... Podcast Extra: A Hundred Days of the Trump Presidency ... But German beer consumption has been steadily declining since a peak in the late ... that it's a bit less socially acceptable to drink a bottle of beer in an age when people are sitting at ... For these brewers, new beers could reinvigorate the industry.

www.theguardian.com/world/2014/jan/31/germans-losing-taste-beer-drinkers-choose-wine

Jan 31, 2014 ... But despite such huge festivals, sales of beer in Germany have fallen in ... to the federal statistics agency Destatis – 2% less than the year before, ... Sales of mixed drinks – beer with lemonade or cola – have declined by the same amount. ... Germans drank the equivalent of half a litre a day in 1976, but only ...

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 ...

www.dw.com/en/germanys-favorite-beverage-beer/a-610647

While it's clear that Germans still love their national drink, but beer has been going ... and more of it has been destined for foreign shores as Germans are drinking less of the suds themselves. ... In fact, it's going into fewer glasses these days.

www.dw.com/en/beer-culture-this-is-how-germany-drinks/g-19195372

Apr 20, 2016 ... The German Beer Purity Law, which will be 500 years old on April 23, 2016, ... But Germany manages quantity as well as quality: no other ...