I lived in Germany while working for the US Army. I love German Beer. There will always be a long debate about which German-made beers are the best, and when it comes to Oktoberfest styles there is plenty of loyalty. The 26 Most Popular Beer Brands In The US Did your favorite make the list? I did some research and found that St. Pauli is Anheuser Bush brewed in Germany but not sold there. Brittany Anas 2018-05-24. Oktoberfest 2020: 10 best German beers that celebrate the country’s finest brews. Zachary Shore, bartender at The Nest in Seattle. The Reinheitsgebot, commonly known as the German Purity law, has enshrined the notion of quality above all else. The Netherlands itself passed Germany as the largest beer exporting country in 1972 but, of course, there were many more German brands in the US. Oktoberfest beer is only supposed to be made in Munich, but that doesn't stop U.S. and other German viewers from trying it. The order also required that beers not exclusively using barley-malts, such as wheat beer, must be top-fermented. (NJ in 1964 listed 34 German brands vs 6 Dutch ones available). This is a list of brewing companies in Germany.Beer is a major part of German culture.For many years German beer was brewed in adherence to the Reinheitsgebot order or law which only permitted water, hops, yeast and malt as beer ingredients. Germany is a proud brewing country. My wife and I bought St. Pauli Girl because it was "on sale." This essentially means that all traditional German beer is brewed without additives using four base beer ingredients – hops, malt, water and yeast. While the annual festival may be cancelled, enjoy a taste of the event with these beers We both had the same response - "This is Not German Beer!"