Best beer brands, styles and gifts from Germany
German Beer makes an excellent German gift. Why?
High ConsumptionGermany is third in highest per-capita beer consumption in the world, behind Czech Republic and Ireland. They also produce 10% of the world’s beer.
There exist 1,200 hundred or more breweries in Germany that produce lagers, ales, wheat beers, smoked beers and warm or spontaneously fermented ones.
There are over 65,000 people employed in the beer making industry in Germany.
Historical OverviewIt used to be that every German town had its own way of brewing beer, which led to many different types in the 16th & 17th century.
By using different fruits, grains and fermentation methods, each beer had a different distinct flavor and shelf life.
Four Classes, mainly top-fermentingThe 50 years of the lager revolution between 1870 and 1920, all but wiped out the unique blends from the 16th & 17th centuries.
Since then, most German Beers now fall into four classes, mainly top-fermenting:
• Very dark, stronger beers with lighter hops content,
• Pale, lighter hops content beers,
• Pale, heavily smoked wheat beers,
• Golden, pale, clear, heavily hopped beers.
Top 10A basket of these Top Ten "Deutsche Biere" give a good variety and overall sampling of the best ones:
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Quality - hard to beat:It is hard to beat German beer quality on the worldwide market, and a couple of the beers listed above, such as Kölsch and Alt hardly make it out of Germany.
You may have to buy substitutes of these styles of beer made in other parts of the world or in the United States, to complete this Top Ten in a special gift basket.
Learn german beer terms & expressionsIn case you are travelling through Germany and would like to order a beer find in the following a free video with the most important beer terms and expressions.
Beer Glasses & SteinsBeer can make an excellent gift idea and you can pair it with some cheese and fruit for a memorable gift.
Another great option is to add a special type of beer glass or stein to your gift. Find in the following a great selection:
- german beer glasses
- german beer stein
- German Wine
German Gifts › German Beer