The Harmonized Index of Consumer Prices category "Beer (02.1.3)" is a classification of nondurable goods that includes all kinds of beer such as ale, lager and porter; low-alcoholic beer and non-alcoholic beer; and shandy.
This category is a subcategory of the Alcoholic Beverages, Tobacco, and Narcotics (02) classification and of Alcoholic Beverages (02.1).
Information provided in the notes pertaining to HICP classifications can be found from the source at: http://ec.europa.eu/eurostat/cache/metadata/en/prc_hicp_esms.htm.
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Eurostat, Harmonized Index of Consumer Prices: Beer for Germany (including former GDR from 1991) [CP0213DEM086NEST], retrieved from FRED, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis; https://fred.stlouisfed.org/series/CP0213DEM086NEST, November 13, 2019.