Saturday, April 2, 2016

Germany 2016
500 Years of Beer Law

ISSUE DATE: 7 April 2016
STAMP THEME:500 Jahre Reinheitsgebot für Bier
STAMP/SHEET SIZE:33 x 39 mm / 191 x 104 mm
STAMP DESIGN: Thomas und Martin Poschauko

The Reinheitsgebot, literally "purity order"), sometimes called the "German Beer Purity Law" in English, is the collective name for a series of regulations limiting the ingredients in beer in Germany and its predecessor states. The most well-known version of the law was adopted in Bavaria in 1516, but similar regulations predate the Bavarian order, and modern regulations also significantly differ from the 1516 Bavarian version. According to the 1516 Bavarian law, the only ingredients that could be used in the production of beer were water, barley and hops.




Stamp images thanks to Deutsche Post

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