Germany arguably holds the title ‘King of Lagers’, but what is it that makes German brewing so exceptional?
It’s the Reinheitsgebot – the German Beer Purity Law of 1516 – which unites some 1,300 breweries across the country. Krombacher is no exception. The world’s oldest law regulating foodstuffs makes exceptional quality, purity and freshness a sacred duty – one that we observe as a matter of course at Krombach. To this day, the German Beer Purity Law offers the very best in consumer protection. According to the Reinheitsgebot, beer has just three original ingredients – water, hops and malt.
Enacted 500 years ago on 23rd April 1516, it remains the most venerable piece of legislation governing the manufacture and supply of goods still in force.