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Does Beer/Liquor need a hechsher


Does Beer from Germany need a hechsher?

In general does liquor or beer need a hechsher?


In general if the beer is unflavored and is produced in a factory that produces only unflavored beer then it wouldn’t need a hechsher (aside for issues of chodosh when applicable). Please see the following links. and  according to the Star-K research, German beers contain only permitted ingredients, (assuming that they aren’t flavored).

Liqueur needs a hechsher because it is flavored. Liquors often do need a hechsher. Please see the following link for a comprehensive list of various alchoholic products and what can and can’t be used.

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