San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
Purity law? Economic protectionism? Early Modern trade regulation? The purpose and consequences of Bavaria’s beer purity law is often misunderstood. Responsible for stifling an unknown number of local beer styles while simultaneously prompting the growth of some of the world’s most famous beers, the effects of Reinheitsgebot are often quite contrary. This course will dive into the world of Early Modern Germany, discussing the history of and brewing techniques for beers like Alt, Kolsch, Bock, Hefeweizen and more. Prost!