The "Reichenhall purity law" for traditional beer is older than previously assumed
A sensational discovery of a beer ordinance in the archives by local historians
The Bad Reichenhall historian Dr Johannes Lang encountered a surprise as part of his document search on the history of urban development. A previously unknown ducal brewing order showed that the origin of the "Reichenhall purity law" was documented much earlier than previously known. The original documents found in the city archives of Munich and the Bavarian Main State Archives leave no doubt about that. According to it, the beer ordinance has been in effect since 1493.