You Know the EU is Going to Hell When Germany Runs Out of Beer Bottles

Russ Steele

The sad economics of the missing beer bottles

Beer brewers in Munich may not be able to supply enough beer for the annual Oktoberfest beer festival, local newspaper Munich TZ reported, but the problem is not a lack of the alcoholic beverage.

Instead, Heiner Müller, manager at the Paulaner and Hacker-Pschorr brewery told TZ, brewers do not have enough bottles to supply the festival. He called on drinkers to return their empties.

With out a supply of  bottles to build up a inventory of bottled beer, there is not going be enough beer for the Oktoberfest. How could this happen in Germany?  What is happing to the bottles. What other use could these missing beer bottles be put to that is more important than botteling beer in Germany?  Any ideas?


About Russ Steele
Freelance writer and climate change blogger. Russ spent twenty years in the Air Force as a navigator specializing in electronics warfare and digital systems. After his service he was employed for sixteen years as concept developer for TRW, an aerospace and automotive company, and then was CEO of a non-profit Internet provider for 18 months. Russ's articles have appeared in Comstock's Business, Capitol Journal, Trailer Life, Monitoring Times, and Idaho Magazine.

2 Responses to You Know the EU is Going to Hell When Germany Runs Out of Beer Bottles

  1. Sean says:

    I think yhe Germans will do just fine drinking beer on tap.

  2. Arthur M. Day. says:

    I read somewhere that the German beer industry was seeing sinking sales because the young people didn’t drink much and the old people were dying off. If that is true and they are short of beer bottles, they must be really short of beer bottles. Could it be they have to make the bottles with solar power?

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