That's a common misconception. The Reinheitsgebot isn't a law. You can choose to stick to it, but you can also just ignore it without any consequences whatsoever. It's mostly a marketing gag.
I thought they wherent allowed to sell Beer in germany if they did that though?
Maybe theres some german firms that export some cheap or worse beers, made that way.... I dont know for sure.
I just know, that in denmark, while our own beers are popular (carlsberg, tuborg) they arnt worth a damn (imo).
Often times you get a much better tasteing beer, thats cheaper, when you buy the german brands.
Also when you look at the ingredients, its usually just 3 things (water, hops, and malt ).
I dont think its healthy how our society uses all these chemical substitutes for everything,
so when presented with a cheaper and better alternative... why not?
Necro-bump this 2020: http://gamrconnect.vgchartz.com/thread.php?id=229249
Bumb in 2021: http://gamrconnect.vgchartz.com/post.php?id=9047071