Deutsches Haus Event To Celebrate 500 Years Of ‘Beer Purity,’ Oldest Consumer Protection Law

NEW ORLEANS – On Saturday, April 23, 2016, the Deutsches Haus will celebrate the 500-year anniversary of the German Beer Purity Law, at 1023 Ridgewood Dr., in Metairie, LA, from 6:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.

         According to organizers, one of the most popular beverages in the world is German beer, and part of the reason is because of a 500-year-old law called “Reinheitsgebot,” which prescribed that beer could only be made from water, malt and hops. The law was later amended to allow the use of yeast, but the standard has prevailed for centuries.

         In 1516 this German Beer Purity Law was passed in Ingolstadt, Bavaria, and is recorded as the oldest, currently valid, consumer protection law in the world.

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         The Deutsches Haus’ “Day of German Beer” celebration will feature German beer, food, music, games and contests, and craft beers will also be on-hand from several local breweries, such as 40 Arpent, Crescent City Brewhouse, Gordon Biersch, NOLA Brewing Company, Urban South and others. 

         Educational information such as beer-food pairings and brewing techniques will be presented as well.

         This event is sponsored by Deutsches Haus with the support of Crescent City Homebrewers.

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         Deutsches Haus reps said they are dedicated to the preservation and celebration of Germanic heritage and culture throughout the Gulf South.

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