Matthias Trum

500 Years of Reinheitsgebot

Attempting to Understand the Reinheitsgebot

(Photo by Jeff Quinn) In 2016, Germans—and beer drinkers everywhere—will stop to celebrate the 500th anniversary of that most famous

Ruled by the Reinheitsgebot?

The panel above the entrance says “Bier und Weinstube”—beer and wine lounge. Inside, in a neat antique setting, all the

with Matthias Trum, Bremaster

What’s the history of the Schlenkerla tavern and brewery? The building dates back to 1405, so it’s a little more

When Beer Runs in the Family

It’s the middle of the nineteenth century, give or take a decade or two. You are an ambitious young man.