German beer purity threatened by fracking say brewers


POSTED: Wednesday, May 29, 2013 - 5:00am

UPDATED: Wednesday, May 29, 2013 - 5:14am

Brewers contend fracking risks infringing on the country’s 500-year-old law on beer purity

The Houston Chronicle is reporting; German brewers called on Chancellor Angela Merkel’s government to block the tapping of shale gas by means of hydraulic fracturing, citing industry concerns that fracking could taint the purity of the country’s beer.

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