German fire engine beer
Food & Drink

Fire Engine on Thirst Fighting Mission

Beer based emergency?  This German fire engine can extinguish any type of thirst. Gerhold Becker and Sonja Heideroth from Borken, a small town in the Schwalm-Eder district in northern Hesse, own a very special kind of vehicle. They have converted a 31 year-old fire engine previously used by the Bavarian fire …

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NRW German beer bottle designs
Food & Drink

Changing Face of the German Beer Bottle

Will New Beer Bottle Designs Fundamentally Change the Industry in Germany? Every time you buy a beer bottle in a German supermarket you pay a little bit extra (8 – 25 cents) so that you are encouraged to return it, just like many states in the U.S. After you have inserted …

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2017 Oktoberfest beer price
Food & Drink

Oktoberfest Beer Price Freeze

Good news for fans of the Maß. The beer price is not expected to rise at this year’s Oktoberfest. For the first time in years the city of Munich wants to limit the beer price at the Oktoberfest. According to the plans of Munich Mayor Josef Schmid, who is responsible …

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German beer
Food & Drink

German beer no longer bekömmlich

A German court has decided that a century-old brewery is not allowed to refer to its beer as “bekömmlich” or “wholesome” because the description implies it is healthy.  The judgment could set a precedent for the German beer industry. The court in Stuttgart ruled that the Clemens Härle brewery in the south-western German …

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German diet
Food & Drink

The German Diet – Bratwurst & Schnitzel Still King?

For a nation that loves its bratwurst and schnitzel, the German diet has changed over recent years to include more healthy options and international cuisine. As is often the case with clichés, they may be some truth in them, but pork knuckle, dumplings and litre tankards of beer aren’t part …

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German food in the Middle Ages
Food & Drink

The Ultimate German Knight Out

German Food and Drink in the Middle Ages. The discovery in Germany of a long-lost recipe dating back to Medieval Times demonstrates that, just like today, manufacturers had to adhere to strict production methods and ingredients. SAUSAGES The discovery in 2007 of a 600 year-old Bratwurst recipe by a German historian showed how seriously sausage manufacture was taken …

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