Wednesday, June 28, 2006

World Cup Fans Drinking Germany Dry!

The 2006 FIFA World Cup in Germany is taking its toll on the beer. Germany is warning fans it might not have enough beer for the final matches that will occur over the next 2 weeks. At the heart of the consumption are the English fans who have hit Nuremberg rather hard. The UK Mirror reports : "In Nuremberg, organizers revealed 70,000 England fans who flooded the city drank 1.2MILLION pints of beer - an average of 17 pints each" Nice one! Also: "Astonished bar keeper Herrmann Murr said: "Never have I seen so many drink so much in such little time." His bar at a fans' tent in the city ran out after they drained all 32 of his 50-litre (11 gallon) barrels" It goes to show you how much beer is being consumed when the country hosting has a annual festival dedicated to drinking beer and still runs OUT! I just hope they recover in time for Oktoberfest. UK Mirror

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