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German Brewers Seeks UNESCO Status for Purity Law

Water, barley and hops: those were the only three ingredients permitted in brewing, according to the Bavarian beer purity law formulated by dukes Wilhelm IV and Ludwig X on 23 April 1516. Now the union of German brewers is trying to get the purtiy law – known as the Reinheitsgebot – designated a Unesco world cultural treasure in time for its 500th birthday. (The Guardian)