Beer in the News (1 Comment)

I came across a couple of articles in the news today that I thought I would share. The first is about a man suffocated by beer grain. While sad, I can’t think of a better way to go except drowning in the beer itself.

Apparently, the combination of a poor barley crop last year and farmers switching to government subsidized ethanol crops is causing beer prices to rise in Germany. My favorite part of the article is this quote:

“It’s absolutely outrageous that beer is getting even more expensive,” Glutsch said, gulping down the last swig of his half-liter dark beer at lunch. “But there’s nothing we can do about it — except drinking less and that’s not going to happen.”

– Chris

 My favorite quote was

“Beer prices are a very emotional issue in Germany — people expect it to be as inexpensive as other basic staples like eggs, bread and milk,” said Erdmann, director of the family-owned Ayinger brewery”

Did I mention I miss Germany?

–Cindy

One Response to “Beer in the News”

    1. eldan June 4th, 2007 at 2:23 am

      In China, beer is cheaper than bottled water, and tap water is not safe to drink. This was great when I was getting around on foot… not so great when I was riding a bike long distances each day.

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