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Germany Marks 500 Years of Beer Purity Law

The sound of clinking glass fills the room as a monk inspects one of hundreds of beer bottles passing along the production line at Andechs monastery in Bavaria. Benedictine monks have been making beer for hundreds of years here and following Germany's oldest and most revered brewing tradition - the 'Reinheitsgebot' purity law that says beer must be made with just a select few ingredients. "Germany's purity laws say that in beer only three ingredients are allowed to...

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