- Words: 3152
- Length: 10 Pages
- Topic: Agriculture
- Paper #: 24072470
Beer is as synonymous with German culture as watches are to Switzerland. The centrality of beer to German culture is owing to centuries of tradition, long before the unification of Germany in 1871. Although beer consumption in Germany has declined over the last several decades, beer continues to be a defining feature of modern German economic, social, and even political life.
Background and Pre-Modern German Beer
According to the German Beer Institute,