Germans Worried about World Cup Beer Supplies

Posted by wizeGurl (7732 views) Add this story to MyYahoo Add this article to del.icio.us Submit article to Reddit Add story to Furl Add story to StumbleUpon [E-Mail link]

[Sports]
It's almost too ironic to be believed: Germany, the nation most associated with beer drinking, may be in danger of running out of the frothy brew before the World Cup soccer finals roll around. And it's not even the German fans who are causing the drought--it's the English fans drinking the local braureien dry. Even the German bartenders, who see some beer drunk on an average day, are astonished by the capacity of the English.

Yes, in Nuremberg, which has hosted a few drunken rallies in its day, an estimated 70,000 English fans drank 1.2 million pints of beer--an average of 17 pints each. Astonished bar keeper Herrmann Murr said: "Never have I seen so many drink so much in such little time."

In Cologne, host to a match between England and Sweden, the local beer actually did run out. Presumably the shopkeepers were able to keep up with demand using imported beer.

Stuttgart reports that an extra 900,000 pints were consumed last weekend when 60,000 fans celebrated their 1-0 win over Ecuador.

German breweries are ramping up production to meet the unexpectedly high quantities of beer required, and will hopefully thus avoid causing riots--or worse, resorting to wine, which does not allow for nearly such satisfying belching.

More details.

 

 

Comments

 
Name: (change name for anonymous posting)
Title:
Comments:
   

1 Article displayed.

Pursuant to Section 230 of Title 47 of the United States Code (47 USC § 230), BSAlert is a user-contributed editorial web site and does not endorse any specific content, but merely acts as a "sounding board" for the online community. Any and all quoted material is referenced pursuant to "Fair Use" (17 U.S.C. § 107). Like any information resource, use your own judgement and seek out the facts and research and make informed choices.

Powered by Percleus (c) 2005-2047 - Content Management System

[Percleus 0.9.4] (c) 2005, PCS