Celebrating 500 Years of the "Bavarian Beer Purity Law" with the German Chancellor in Ingolstadt, Germany
Apparently Jens Hogreve has tremendous influence in Ingolstadt and in Germany, as he arranged for the celebration of the 500th anniversary of the Bavarian Beer Purity Law to take place once I arrived in Ingolstadt. (In 1516, the Bavarian Beer Purity Law was adopted by Duke Wilhelm IV. This law required brewing beer with only water, hops, and barley so that the highest quality of beer would be produce. This law is the oldest, still valid, food law in the world.) (Click here for more details.) Jens arranged for the German Chancellor, Angela Merkel, to attend and have a beer with me! Prost!!!
Chancellor Merkel loves her beer!
Although she was very friendly to me, she is quite camera shy and wished not to be in the picture with me...
Celebrating 500 years of Reinheitsgebot in Ingolstadt!