Purity Pride Germany Wants World Heritage Status for Its Beer

Germany's brewers are so proud of their 500-year-old beer purity law, which states that it must consist only of water, malt, hops and yeast, that they want it inscribed in UNESCO's World Heritage list -- alongside the pyramids, the Taj Mahal and Flamenco dancing.
No additives: Before the beer purity law came into force in 1516, beer could cause hallucinations, says the brewing federation.

No additives: Before the beer purity law came into force in 1516, beer could cause hallucinations, says the brewing federation.

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