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.
When it comes to a world limit for global warming, 1.5 is the new 2 degrees. If temperatures continue to rise, we may lose our coral, food, alpine snow and beer, among many other things. We zoom in on these issues and ask how we can prevent huge lifestyle changes — and find out how technology can help us.
Rising temperatures and risk of extreme drought could severely affect yields of barley, one of beer's main ingredients, in the future. This means the beloved beverage, along with other luxuries, could go up in price — especially in beer-loving European countries. Anne-Sophie Brändlin reports.
Some 45 million Americans have German roots, but not much can be seen beyond the Brauhaus and Oktoberfest. Why? For German-American Day, we tracked down what led Germans to land in the US — and how they left their mark.
Oktoberfest has a strong association with the Bavarian city of Munich — but the festivities are by no means restricted there. In fact, Oktoberfest is celebrated around the country. Berlin is just about as un-Bavarian as a German city can be, but it still does its best to accommodate the party tradition every year. Tamsin Walker went to check it out.