Gegeben von Wilhelm IV. Herzog in Bayern am Georgitag zu Ingolstadt Anno 1516 For everyone else: We have rules, and we want to express, together with the advice of our land, that from now on and throughout the land of the Duchy of Bavaria, as well as on all towns and shopping areas, there are no specific rules on Michaeli, to George Kopf quart or beer was not sold to more than one pfennig Munich office, and from George to Michaeli, a quart of beer no more than two pfennig in the same currency, and Kopf – no more than three Heller, under penalty listed below. If someone is not The March brews beer and other brews or makes it otherwise, then he should not sell it to more than one pfennig per quart. But, above all, we insist that from now on nothing more used for any beer other than malt, hops and water in all our towns, market places and in all the earth. Whoever willfully violates Ordinance and will not remain faithful to him, should be deprived of his barrel of beer in the magistrate as a punishment.
But if the owner of an inn to buy one, two or three barrels of beer at a brewery in our towns, market places and in the country, and then sells it to a simple peasant, he is (this owner), and only he is allowed and not allowed to sell a quart of beer or one Kopf heller more than what was stated above. Michael-29 September; George – April 23, "Kopf" = 1.069 liters. Although the law in Germany are now abolished, but until 1993 years he had several times to change. In 1860, Pastor Louis opens the role of microorganisms in fermentation, after some time brewers are beginning to focus the yeast (producers of wheat beers so far proud of compliance Reinheitsgebot). In 1871, the updated law, which permitted the use of yeast, by decree of Otto Bismarck, begins to operate throughout Germany. This ban immediately reduced the level of traditional beer in Germany, famous for its spicy and cherry beers, giving way to new developments – Pilsner. In May 1987 European Court of Justice abolishes Biersteuergesetz (temporary law in 1952, which included requirements to Reinheitsgebot components of beer) and allows the use of brewing, all that can be used in cooking (roughly speaking, removes restrictions from fantasy Brewers). After German unification, many brewers have embarked on experimentation with components, Reinheitsgebot observed only ancient, well-known breweries, who still believe that quality and legacy of the German beer can only be from water, hops, yeast and malt. Although These breweries rent position, but, rather, not because of love for the additives, and trying to get to the outgoing steamer new taste trends in Europe.