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.
Many people were trending towards non-alcoholic drinks before the pandemic. But in an environment where health authorities are seeking to impose curfews and alcohol bans, "alcohol-free" is gaining popularity. And it's not just beer on the menu, with alcohol-free wine and spirits also available.
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.
Bavaria‘s traditional beer gardens are the go-to place for many who are short on alternatives this summer. A tiny glimmer of hope for Bavaria‘s breweries that are suffering from the lack of events like the Oktoberfest and a breakdown of export sales.