About the German Beer Institute

The German Beer Institute (GBI) is a work in progress. When fully constituted, it will be a membership-based association of German Breweries and German private and public institutions interested in English-speaking markets for German beer and in events and activities surrounding the enjoyment of German beer.

The mission of GBI is to spread "the word" about German beer and to be the central clearing house of information for English-speaking beer aficionados—wherever they may be. This website offers a comprehensive, panoramic, easy-to-access and fun-to-read compendium of German beer information—organized by beer styles, breweries, beer travel destinations and events, and historical material—to enhance the understanding and appreciation of German beer in its uniqueness, quality and diversity.

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The German Beer Institute website is an ever-expanding "virtual" Internet community. It provides a wide range of information and background knowledge on German beer. In the planning stage for future expansions of this site are a consumer membership section with a monthly news letter as well as a German beer lovers chat room.

The brick-and-mortar offices of the German Beer Institute are located in West Newbury, Massachusetts, USA.


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Beer in History






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