A real German beer is made of hops, malted barley and water - and nothing more. The traditional ingredients were laid down the German Beer Purity Law 500 years ago. A closer look at what might be the most important constituent of a good brew.
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.
German beer brewers and beer lovers have protested in Munich against the barley patents of Carlsberg and Heineken. European authorities will soon revise the patent law. Will the beer patents be overturned?
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.
The English brewery Hambleton Ales has found a solution for a nagging waste problem. It takes stale, leftover bread and turns it into beer. And the brew has been given just the right name: Toast.
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