Willkommen! With a rising concern about preservatives, artificial flavors and colors, plus all the extra stuff we put into our systems, wouldn’t it be nice to find a beer that doesn’t have all of that? Reinheitsgebot, sometimes called the “German Purity Law,” is a series of regulations limiting the ingredients in beer in Germany and the states of the former Holy Roman Empire. The best-known version of the law was adopted in Bavaria in 1516, but similar regulations predate the Bavarian order, and modern regulations also significantly differ from the 1516 Bavarian version. However, for Hofbrauhaus Cleveland we are all about the original 1516 German Purity Law! We only use 4 key ingredients in our beers! Water, Yeast, Barley, and Hops to create our signature beers you enjoy so much! Each ingredient plays a crucial role in the process and add various elements of flavor. During the installment of this purity law, Yeast wasn’t a widely known of component in beer, so the original ingredients were only Barley, Hops, and Water.
Why did the Bavarians have a “Purity Law”? During this time period wheat and rye had been used to make beers prior, but because the prices kept changing between bakers and farmers it made it difficult for people to purchase bread. So, The Bavarian order restricted the grain to Barley to provide people with affordable bread to eat. Following Bavarian tradition Hofbrauhaus Cleveland prides itself in the creation of each one of our rotating seasonal beers, as well as our Hefe Weizen, Dunkel, and Original Lager year round!
Grab a Liter today and Prost to your neighbor!
Noelle Metz: Writer