German is well-known as a beer loving country and people love to celebrate any occasion by consuming certain brand of beer that is popular in their area.
Almost every city in this country produces their own brand of beer and have their own German style lager. Some of the German style lagers are as follows:
- German Pilsner
- Maibock/ Helles bock
- Marzen/ Oktoberfest
- Munich Dunkel lager
- Munich Helles Lager
- Vienna Lager
History and origin of beer styles in Germany
There are multiple numbers of beer and its styles. Beer in fact, originated about 9,000 years ago in the Middle Eastern countries and subsequently the culture of beer spread to various other civilizations.
Beer culture also arrived in central European countries almost 2 millennia ago, and people started preparing the beer which is what we can still find today.
There are many different brands of beer manufacturers around Austria, Czechoslovak and Germany and many different varieties of beer brewed in these regions.
From the fifth century to thirteenth century beer was produced in various monasteries and farmhouses. Both Christianity and beer started growing together.
During those periods, monasteries were considered as educational and research centers and therefore beer produced by the monks were of very superior quality. All the beer created a standard that is consumed even today.
There were more than dozen varieties of beer developed during those days, which is considered as an origin of beers in Europe. Even today, the same variety of beer is produced and consumed by people.
Germany is considered as a pioneer in brewing beer
Germany is the country where various kinds of beer were explored and also created many different styles of modern beer. Today in this country, you will find 1300 different types of breweries which are producing almost 7500 number of brands of beer.
People think most of the German beers are normally light in color, and however that is far from truth. Today German is considered as the 4th largest beer producing country in the whole world.
Following are the list of different styles of well-known Deutsch (German) Beers that are available as of today –
- Berliner Weisse
- Dunkles Bock
- Dunkles Weissbier
- German Helles Exportbier
- German Leichtbier
- German Pils
- Helles Bock
- International Pale Lager
- Kellerbier or Zwickelbier
- Munich Dunkel
- Munich Helles
- Vienna Lager