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German microbreweries kick'n it "American-style"

Bottles to be filled with beer for take-out customers are seen at Heidenpeters brewery on November 12, 2013 in Berlin, Germany. (Photo by Adam Berry/Getty Images)

German microbreweries kickin' it "American-style"

In a country known for centuries for its beer, several microbreweries have opened within the past year that are not only bending traditional rules on the types of ingredients used, opting for American-style hops such as Amarillo and Cascade instead of German ones, but also moving beyond the official legal doctrine, known as the Reinheitsgebot, or 'German Beer Purity Law,' which stated that water, barley and hops were the only ingredients allowed in the production of the beverage. While the law has since been expanded, it continues to be referenced on beer bottles for marketing purposes.  (Photos by Adam Berry/Getty Images)