Beer is one of the most popular beverages in Germany. Beer making dates back thousands of years.
Water, hops, yeast and water are the main ingredients. Tradional brewing regions in Europe, such as Germany, England, Belgium and the Czech Republic have dozens of local varieties of beer. This is an automatic compilation of DW's journaistic output related to beer.
Frank Zappa once said - you can't be a real country unless you have beer and an airline. Germany famously has both. But it's not just a real country - it's also the site of the world's longest beer garden. It's opened in time for the International Beer Festival in Berlin, now ongoing. Bottoms up!
Eritreans are proud of their home-brewed beer and local anise schnapps: Zibab - both produced by the Asmara Brewery, the only brewery in the country. The flagship company remains majority state owned, and plans for its privatization have faced repeated delays. The brewery is struggling with a number of problems like water and foreign exchange shortages. But it hopes for a growing export market.
German police are investigating why a Dutch truck driver continued on his journey, even after he swiped a tree. The accident caused cases of beer to fall off the truck and more followed as it continued on its way.
Top scientists from Hamburg leave their labs for bars and pubs all over the city to talk about the Big Bang, space travel, climate change, biodiversity and the deadly sex game of spiders, among dozens of other topics. The idea is to make science fun and accessible, and have a beer or two of course. DW's Diana Fong has this report about epi-genetics from a Hamburg bar.