A climate scientist brought my attention to a recent article reporting how one site has identified 13 beers that are climatically and environmentally correct to drink. I’m pretty sure his main objective was to show just how nutty the movement has become.
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Personally in Germany I really do admire the beer culture they have long developed here over the centuries. Many beers are still brewed according to the German Purity Law of 1516 (Happy Birthday, by the way!). What’s even better is that Central Europe qualifies as a true paradise for beer fans and connoisseurs, offering a great selection, premium quality and at prices which are in fact very low relative to other countries. For example a case of 24 glass bottles (0.33 l) of great quality beer can be easily picked up for about 10 euros (11 dollars) in Germany – and even less in the Czech Republic – and packaged in real, heavy dark glass bottles! Compare that to prices in Scandinavia or even the USA.
Now it appears that the the target of brewing beer has, for some breweries at least, strayed, going from producing a premium quality brew to making one that purports to protect the global climate, and so possibly sacrificing quality for the sake of an illusion. This is not serious business. It’s a marketing gimmick. I’d never drink such beer.
The brand of beer I drink depends solely on whether the taste suits me, and not if it’s organic, green, politically correct, or for saving some rainforest somewhere. To enjoy a beer, it has to be of good quality, on draught, put in a proper glass, be at the right temperature, with a have head of foam, fulfill the Purity Law, and especially be enjoyed in good company. See more here.
So have an uncompromised beer. Cheers!