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Fracking and the Future of Beer

May 31, 2013

 

A waitress carries beer mugs in the Hofbraeuhaus tent after the opening of the famous Bavarian "Oktoberfest" beer festival in Munich, southern Germany, Saturday, Sept. 22, 2012. The world's largest beer festival, to be held from Sept. 22 to Oct. 7, 2012 will see some million visitors. (AP Photo/Matthias Schrader)

A waitress carries beer mugs in the Hofbraeuhaus  Munich, Germany. (AP Photo/Matthias Schrader)

The Atlantic carried a story this week noting that German brewers are expressing concern that fracking could undermine beer production in the country. The German Beer Purity Law of 1516 limits German beer to just three ingredients: barley, hops, and water. The pollution introduced into water in the fracking process, they contend, will violate Germany’s strict beer laws.

Now, I’m not sure that fracking would necessarily violate Germany’s beer laws… But the Germans don’t appear to want to take that chance!

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