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.
As the 500th anniversary of the Reformation approaches, the Protestant Church in Hesse and Nassau (EKHN) has launched a quintessentially German religious initiative: "Bible on a beer mat." But who's footing the bill?