Deutschland Über Alkohol

While beer consumption is reaching record levels across the world, with Germany considered the centre to which all tankards gravitate, our friends over the Rhine have decided to de-sanctify the hoppy beverage by removing its all-powerful alcoholic essence. Just like Luther during the epic era of the Wars of Religion, a reform of consciousnesses is taking place in the collective sober subconscious of our German cousins. It is written in the Reinheitsgebot (a decree on the “purity of beer”) “And thou shalt subject the one who drinks non-alcoholic beer to the mockery of all.”  These days, the new generation of Germans has decided to break with 500 years of near-biblical laws; some passages of the holy canon of the Hop have been struck out in favour of mentions that are more atomkraft nein danke, such as: “And thou shalt drink thy alcohol-free beer without shame.”

https://www.dw.com/en/germans-are-drinking-more-alcohol-free-beer/a-50012362

Powered by

Related Post

A regular diver on lost drinks cargos discovered the famous treasure of a 19th-century merchant ship sunk off the Scottish coast. The “Wallachia” had hundreds of beers in its hold... As we know, beer absolutely does not age well:...
An interesting article in the Revue du Vin de France retraces the ten major steps in the “brief” history of humanity and the noble beverage. https://www.larvf.com/dix-etapes-cles-de-l-histoire-du-vin-sur-dix-millenaires,4754960.asp
The heroic vision of our astronauts, grave and flawless, drinking their own recycled urine or sometimes powdered grape juice, seems a little quaint these days ... since Perestroika we have become familiar with the Russian cosmonauts’ talents in the...

Joey the Menace

0
From man to elephant, by way of shrew, goat, cats, and dogs, mammals have a natural propensity to booze, as soon as booze finds a way in via a fermented bunch of grapes from a wild vine. But we...
Traditionally bottled, without even a label... you definitely shouldn’t count on being able to get it from your usual grocery store and still less from the “alcoholic drinks” section of a big supermarket... Westvleteren, often considered the best in...

Share this article

Recent posts

Napa Valley: Wine Bottles in the Shape of… a Penis!

0
Phallic art is not new. First and foremost a symbol of virility in several cultures and civilizations, it might be surprising these days and even shock some people if the “phallic object” is brought...

Brad Pitt: The “George Clooney” of Bean-to-Cup Machines

0
At the same time that a rise in coffee prices was announced, the sudden wave of offers (up to 35% off) “barista” type machines was accompanied by a top-notch publicity campaign. How can the...

The Tea of Kindness

0
One day, before it disappears totally, you must try “the tea of kindness” in the world’s smallest tea room, which is also the oldest in Iran. In this place filled with memories and inscribed...

Popular categories

Champagne!

0
Why is champagne still synonymous with celebration? This isn’t the first time someone has wondered what makes the champagne ritual such a global phenomenon....

The Chinese “Starbucks” Making Waves for the Original

0
We’re all familiar with the Chinese propensity to imitate everything ... and we’re far from unaware that the Chinese market is on its way...

Women, Skol Offers You an Apology!

0
We’ve probably all listened to a lewd joke with a polite fixed grin. The age-old habit of mocking those weaker than oneself, foreigners, minorities,...

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

Recent comments