Here’s to Bavarian Beer! German Brewers Want “Purity Law” Honored as Cultural Treasure

Germany has about 1,300 breweries and 5,000 brands of beer — and the German Brewers' Foundation wants them celebrated by the U.N.

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German beer brewers launched a bid to have their 16th century beer purity  law officially recognized as a cultural treasure for humanity.

The German Brewers’ Federation announced Monday that it applied for UNESCO,  the cultural agency for the United Nations, to add the Bavarian beer law  “Reinheitsgebot” to its Intangible Cultural Heritage list.

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Drinking A Beer In Every Connecticut Town For Cancer Research

Todd Ruggere plans to drink a beer in every town in Connecticut. Ruggere toasts with a Naughty Nurse at City Steam Brewery in Hartford.

Massachusetts native Todd Ruggere finished a 266 day quest in September to drink a beer in each of the 351 towns in his home state. The beer tour raised money for cancer research.

In January, Ruggere will begin the same mission in Connecticut.

Ruggere, a 39-year-old from Grafton, Mass., said he came up with the idea when he was trying to list all the towns in Massachusetts.

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