German Bier Day celebrations kicked off in Sydney today, with the Lowenbrau Keller and Bavarian Bier Cafes building up to the historic day this Thursday (April 23) in authentic style.

The annual celebration commemorates the day in 1516 when Bavarian Duke Wilhelm IV issued a decree called the Bavarian Purity Law to prevent impure and inferior bier from entering his Dukedom.

With this decree, the Duke ensured no German would ever drink bad bier again and it is still followed to this day, with a little evolution. It states that all beer produced in the country has only four natural ingredients – malt, hops, yeast and water.

Both the Bavarian Bier Cafés and the Löwenbräu Keller will mark German Bier Day are offering a range of deals across their German beers, including Paulaner Premium Pils and Löwenbräu Original.

They are also offering two special hearty Bavarian dishes for the celebrations including slow-cooked bier braised beef cheeks and a grilled terrine of organic Goaralie pork.

The Shout Team

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