mR. bReWski says.......
Germany Running Out of Beer Bottles

The summer heatwave is causing serious problems in
Germany: the country’s brewers are on the verge of running
out of beer bottles.The situation is so acute that one local
brewer has issued an emergency appeal to drinkers, calling
for them to return their empties.

“We need your help!” the Moritz Fiege brewery in the city of
Bochum wrote on Facebook: " although we regularly buy
new bottles, we’re running out. So before you go on your
summer holiday, please be sure to return your Moritz Fiege
empties to your local off license. Make your motto: first the
empties, then the holiday!”

Germans do not approve of beer cans. They like their beer in
bottles. And, environmentally conscious as they are, they
recycle. But beer bottles are not simply thrown in the
recycling bin with the other glassInstead, every time you
buy beer in Germany you pay a deposit of 8 to 15 cents
(7p to 13p) a bottle. This is refunded when you bring the
bottles back, and German supermarkets typically have long
queues of people returning their empties.

The bottles are then returned to the brewers to be reused,
cutting out the need for sorting and processing. But in the
current heatwave the demand for beer is outstripping the pace
at which bottles are being returned.“This issue is causing an
industry-wide drama,” Niklas Other, editor of a German
brewing industry magazine, said.

It isn’t the first time this problem has surfaced. In 2012 it got
so serious that Munich famous Hofbräu brewery would only
sell beer to customers in exchange for empty bottles.
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