The High and Mighty Beer Show 79 (6/1/13)
The High and Mighty Beer Show 79 (6/1/13)

Brewer, historian, equestrian, and flower-picker Urban Winkler explains the real history behind the German Beer Purity Law and the evil “gruit” beers that inspired it.


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