This Oktoberfest, We Explain: What The Hell Is Reinheitsgebot?
Reinheitsgebot was passed in the 16th century so that people wouldn't taint beer with hallucinogens or deadly plants.By Lindsey Pulse | September 17, 2016
Reinheitsgebot. If someone shouted that word, it sounds like you'd need to say "bless you" — but there's a lot more to it than that.
That very obviously German word is a long-held quality control guarantee for German beer. And, well, Oktoberfest season is upon us.
Oktoberfest in Munich is the largest of its kind in the world. It brings in millions of people to the city every fall.