— German beer will be the intangible heritage of UNESCO

More recently, in 2010, the year, UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization) has recognized the French cuisine world heritage of mankind. Perhaps another product will join this prestigious list - German beer.

A few days ago the German brewers' association, whose members include not only the best pipovary Germany, but also members of parliament, filed an application on behalf of the Government
the organization of UNESCO with a proposal to introduce this product in a national registry of World Intangible Heritage.

By official application has been made valid arguments - the facts of the history of beer in Germany. According to that tradition of production and consumption of German beer originated in 1516 in Bavaria. Real beer must contain only four ingredients: water, hops, malt and yeast. Any preservatives and dyes, is strictly prohibited. In Germany there are a total of 5,000 types of beer are produced daily at the 1327 E-breweries. At the same time, exports are only 15% of the produced beer.

Representatives of the associations also expressed their concern that in Germany there has been a decline in national beer consumption due to the aging population.

"German beer is known around the world - quotes the head of the German Association pipovarov Peter Hahn French edition GENTSIDE. - And this recognition will help boost exports of this delicious drink. "


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