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Nothing but Water, Hops, and Barley

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After this day in 1516, Bavarian brewers couldn’t put anything in their beer except water, hops, and barley following the adoption of a beer-purity law known as the Reinheitsgebot. You may use the comment thread on this page to debate whether this restriction has inhibited the growth of the German craft-brewery scene, or to pursue other points of off-topic, freewheeling discourse.

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