Germany boasts the world’s largest hop-growing region, the Hallertau.
There, more than 200 varieties of hop plants are tested with an eye to creating new beers.
For a quarter century, the Taybeh Brewing Company has pioneered Palestinian beer. To improve its marketability in Israel and Palestine, the beer is kosher and, in its nonalcoholic form, halal.
Germany is famous for its beers — there are around 5,000 brands in the country; many of them brewed according to a 500-year-old beer purity law called the Reinheitsgebot. Recently, Germany’s beer market has been opening up to new brewing methods, and because of that, craft beers have been trending. In the Rhineland, however, old tastes die hard, as Shay Meinecke has been finding out.
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.
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