Micro breweries are not bound by the purity law and are sprouting throughout Germany. Brew lovers in the capital are especially fond of the their hip craft beers. The like ones Johannes Heidenpeters produces in the trendy district of Kreuzberg.
Craft beer is becoming increasingly popular in the southern eurozone nation of Greece. But young brewers such as Nikos Roidos don't have it easy - and not just because of red tape and the ongoing crisis in the country.
Greg Koch believes every beer has a personality. The American businessman has invested millions in a craft brewery in Berlin.
Holsten. Erdinger. Löwenbräu. These and many other famous German beer brands have long dominated the domestic market and sell well around the world. But now those giants face competition. Jenny Witt reports from Hamburg.
When Bavaria introduced its famous Beer Purity Law 500 years ago, Jews had already developed their own brewing traditions over thousands of years. The Jewish Museum in Munich now celebrates the cultural history of beer.
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