Achtung, it’s official: Beer is not beneficial, German court rules

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Beer cannot be marketed as beneficial, a German top court ruled on Thursday after a consumer rights group sued a brewery on the basis that its advertisement falsely suggested the beer had health benefits.

  • Reuters
  • The Age

Beer 1a AAPThe standoff with the Haerle brewery in the southern German town of Leutkirch began when a Berlin consumer protection group protested at use of the German word “bekoemmlich”, carries connotations of health as well as of tastiness.

The German Federal Court of Justice upheld a lower court finding that the…

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