Only the Czechs can beat the Germans at the amount of beer they consume per capita. Nevertheless, the Germans drink an astounding 100 liters a year per capita. No surprise, since Germany produces close to 10.000 hectoliters of beer in its over 1300 breweries.
German beer is brewed according to strict rules, the Reinheitsgebot or German Beer Purity Law. According to this law, a beer may only contain water, barley, hops and yeast. The Day of the German Beer is celebrated annually on April 23rd, but let’s not kid ourselves. Every day is Beer Day in Germany.