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The Bavarian purity law was enacted by Duke Wilhelm IV of Bavaria on 23rd April 1516. It not only regulates the ingredients that are permissible for beer brewing, but also the measuring units and seasonal prices.
Mintage: 2,500 pcs. worldwide. With COA and illustrated box.
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|Face Value :||1 Dollar|
|Metal :||.999 Fine silver|
|Weight :||2.5 g|
|Size :||32.00 mm|
|Mintage :||2,500 pcs. worldwide|
|Certificate of Authenticity :||Yes|
|Original ETUI box/case :||Yes|
The Reinheitsgebot (literally "purity order"), sometimes called the "German Beer Purity Law" in English, is the collective name for a series of regulations limiting the ingredients in beer in Germany and its predecessor states. The most well-known version of the law was adopted in Bavaria in 1516, but similar regulations predate the Bavarian order, and modern regulations also significantly differ from the 1516 Bavarian version.
The Bavarian order of 1516 was introduced in part to prevent price competition with bakers for wheat and rye. The restriction of grains to barley was meant to ensure the availability of affordable bread, as wheat and rye were reserved for use by bakers. It has also been argued that the rule had a protectionist role, as beers from Northern Germany often contained additives that were not present in Bavarian beer.
Religious conservatism may have also played a role in adoption of the rule in Bavaria, to suppress the use of plants that were allegedly used in pagan rituals, such as gruit. The rule also excluded problematic methods of preserving beer, such as soot, stinging nettle and henbane.
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