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Launchpad: Why an ancient brewing law makes German beer boring

Germans brew some of the best beer in the world, but it only comes in a few different varieties. That's because German beer making is still controlled by the oldest food regulation in the world - the German beer purity law, which says you can only use three ingredients when making beer: water, hops and malt. Beer sommelier Sophia Wenzel thinks the law is outdated and it's time to spice things up.