The Harmonie German Club is proud to celebrate….
The 501 year Anniversary of the introduction of Duke William IX, Purity laws
Known in German by the verbal mouthful "das Reinheitsgebot", one of the world's oldest food safety laws limited the ingredients of the amber brew to just water, barley and hops, although yeast was later added to the approved list.
A Bavarian nobleman and early consumer rights advocate, Munich's Duke William IX laid down the law on April 23, 1516, worried that the medieval staple was being adulterated with sawdust, soot and poisonous plants.
Today the regulation -- far from being a remnant of the days of knights and castles -- is a global selling point for German lager, pils and weissbier varieties around the world, say brewers.
A GERMAN PARTY
including master accordianist ANTON WURZER and;
Sydney Showband THE MASTERS OF OOMPAH
Traditional German street food available and of course traditional beverages including fully imported German Beer.