Tuesday, 5 July 2022

TGL 7764

Beer style guidelines weren't invented by the BJCP. The DDR beat them by a couple of decades. With TGL 7764. Which pre-dates the BJCP by a couple of decades.

The big difference being, that breweries in the DDR had to stick to them. While breweries in the USA could do what the fuck they liked,

Why not honour these groundbreaking style definitions? What about having a festival of beers brewed according to the TGL 7764 definitions? There would be plenty of room for interpretation, as only OG, ABV, colour, rate of attenuation, etc. are fixed.

Here's a brief overview of the styles:


If anyone is interested, I can publish the full specs.

15 comments:

Wayne Waananen said...

I have been judging beers for 30 + years according to BJCP. I would like to see other guidelines.

Thank you,
Wayne Waananen

richc said...

Definitely interested in the details, there are a couple of beers there that I have no idea what they are. Its also interesting that one beer is called out as a specific brand.

Jeff said...

I'd love to see the full specs!

Anonymous said...

Abother question is which of the beers listed in TGL were actually brewed and sold in the GDR. You already mentioned Dunkles, same with the different Goses in the TGL.

Chris said...

Be aware that there were several updates of the TGL. It's important because the listed styled changed.

Tritun Books said...

The porter might be interesting - any example recipes?

StuartP said...

Tragically, I would be interested in seeing specifications for DDR beers.

Matt Boothman said...

Very interested to see the full details and try making a few.

Anonymous said...

https://hobbybrauer.de/forum/viewtopic.php?t=10026

Ron Pattinson said...

Anonymous,

thanks for the link. Now I've got the 1980 version of TGL7764 to play with.

jan said...

Yes Ron, give us the details.

Unknown said...

I found this https://katalog.ub.uni-weimar.de › tgl › TGL_7764_03-1980.pdf

Anonymous said...

GIVE THE PEOPLE WHAT THEY WANT! I’d also like the specs good sir. An amusing comparison with 1980 specs would hurt either if you’re up for it. Make us worthy!

Anonymous said...

Extra points for breaking internet over Deutsche Porter!

Steve D. said...

I bet I could scarf enough interest to host "the Great German Beer Festival" here in Chicago, IL., U.S.A. !=D}