There is no doubt that Germany is one of the beer kingdoms in the world. Both their beer-drinking history and culture, as well as the amount of beer consumed per capita, put Germany at the forefront of the world. Even the three oldest breweries in the world are located in Germany.
However, there is one aspect that is often criticized – the variety of German beer. Many people think that German beer only has three types: black, white, and yellow. In fact, the diversity of German beer may surpass your imagination. Köln Bier, also known as Cologne beer, gives people a clean, balanced, and refreshing impression due to its delicate fruit aroma, soft hops, and malt flavor.
Gose beer is one of the very few salty beers in the world. The salty taste is complemented and balanced by the sour taste, with almost no bitterness. It is often accompanied by coriander seeds, pear fruits, nuts, lemon aromas, and various fruit flavors, making it even more popular.
Rauchbier is a type of beer with a unique smoky flavor brewed from malt dried on an open flame. The most famous Rauchbier comes from Bamberg, Germany.
The Iconic Beer of Berlin: Berliner Weisse
Most people believe that Berliner Weisse originated and developed in the early 17th century. By the 19th century, nearly every brewery in Berlin was brewing this type of sour wheat beer. It was the golden age of Berliner Weisse.
However, in the 1950s, Berliner Weisse was faced with the possibility of disappearing. With over 700 brewers, there were only two breweries left in the end.
Fortunately, with the rise of craft and artisanal beer, breweries around the world are now brewing Berliner Weisse, and Berliners naturally take pride in their city’s signature beer.
Brewbaker and Berliner Weisse
In 2005, when the concept of Craft Beer was still unfamiliar to German beer lovers, a small and exquisite restaurant called Brewbaker opened next to Bellevue’s intercity train station.
In 2013, Brewbaker formed a team of seven members and became the only craft brewery in Berlin to be certified organic by the European Union.
The EU organic certification requires that at least 95% of the total agricultural ingredients in food or processed food come from organic farming or biological farms. It strictly prohibits the use of synthetic fertilizers or artificial chemical plant protection agents, ensuring that no artificial ingredients are used in the production process.
In addition, Brewbaker’s beer is unfiltered and unpasteurized, presenting the original flavor of the beer to drinkers as faithfully as possible.