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Re: Reinheitsgebot is Dead!
« Reply #1 on: September 18, 2014, 05:31:40 PM »
Media: (Noun) A professional association of humans who proffit from freaking out other people.

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Re: Reinheitsgebot is Dead!
« Reply #2 on: September 18, 2014, 05:39:11 PM »
It's been dead (or at least irrelevant) for a long tine IMO.
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Re: Reinheitsgebot is Dead!
« Reply #3 on: September 18, 2014, 05:43:33 PM »
Media: (Noun) A professional association of humans who proffit from freaking out other people.


You got that right...can't wait until the snowstorm alerts start on the local news.  "November Noreaster of 2014!!!!"  Run for shelter...there's 4 inches of snow coming!
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Reinheitsgebot is Dead!
« Reply #4 on: September 18, 2014, 05:47:41 PM »
It's been dead (or at least irrelevant) for a long tine IMO.

Yep. I roll my eyes when people try to sound superior for sticking to it. I'm cool if somebody is into it, but don't tell me yours is better than mine.

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Re: Reinheitsgebot is Dead!
« Reply #5 on: September 18, 2014, 06:05:12 PM »
Media: (Noun) A professional association of humans who proffit from freaking out other people.


You got that right...can't wait until the snowstorm alerts start on the local news.  "November Noreaster of 2014!!!!"  Run for shelter...there's 4 inches of snow coming!

Already there.  We don't get Noreasters in Iowa but the hyperbole leading up to 1" snows is getting ridiculous.  Last year we had a "huge storm" coming our way for 4 days in January.  It was a terrifying bright, sunny, 29 deg (i.e. perfect) January day.   ::)

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Re: Reinheitsgebot is Dead!
« Reply #6 on: September 18, 2014, 08:20:21 PM »
And I thought that this might be weather related.

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Re: Reinheitsgebot is Dead!
« Reply #7 on: September 18, 2014, 11:13:46 PM »
NO! Say it ain't so!

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Re: Reinheitsgebot is Dead!
« Reply #8 on: September 18, 2014, 11:31:29 PM »
Restrictions are great until they really start constricting you. The beer purity law really helped to make German beer some of the best int he world, but like so many other laws that were once needed to protect people from corporations it is no longer needed.

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Re: Reinheitsgebot is Dead!
« Reply #9 on: September 18, 2014, 11:45:48 PM »
Restrictions are great until they really start constricting you. The beer purity law really helped to make German beer some of the best int he world, but like so many other laws that were once needed to protect people from corporations it is no longer needed.

Great point. There is a west coast reinheistgebot that its not beer unless it has 100 IBUs or a bunch of weird spices. That rule will not live as long as the German one did. We can sass the rule all we want, but it has been around for 500 years. Nothing I have ever come up with will last 50 years much less 500

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Re: Reinheitsgebot is Dead!
« Reply #10 on: September 19, 2014, 11:16:56 AM »
It reminds me somewhat of the law of what is and is not a bourbon. Bourbons have to be aged in new, charred American Oak casks and be of at least 51% corn. But now there are some distilleries using methods to push out whiskey in 6 months agings via vacuum chamber and temp extremes that replicates a 20 year old whiskey. That's great, innovation is a good thing. But back before the law dictated what bourbon was there were all kinds of concoctions being passed off as bourbon that were crap. So the law was a good thing, but it is probably outlived it's usefulness. That said, I do want to know if I am drinking a real bourbon or not. I had an "American Whiskey" by a distillery out in Portland OR that was corn whiskey aged on oak chips that was outstanding, but it wasn't bourbon.
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Re: Reinheitsgebot is Dead!
« Reply #11 on: September 19, 2014, 12:41:22 PM »
Of course the RHG was struck down by the EU as restrictive to trade. The German beer tax law is what is used today. It is a little less restrictive.
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