Reinheitsgebot: What it is and why it doesn’t matter

Some see the Reinheitsgebot, or German/Bavarian Beer Purity Law of 1516, as a defender of tradition and a guardian of purity. Others see it as an antiquated and restrictive law that inhibits freedom and creativity. Contrary to what many believe, the Reinheitsgebot (pronounced “rhine-heights-guh-boat,” more or less) was not created solely [...]