Oktoberfest Might Be Postponed to November

by Christopher Paul on September 7, 2012

Oktoberfest might be postponed to November:

The brewers aren’t out of beer — there’s plenty of that to go around, they say. The trouble is that makers of beers like Paulaner and Hacker-Pschorr don’t have enough bottles to supply the festival. In some cases, they’ve fallen tens of thousands of bottles behind their production schedule. Other say their kegs are in short supply.

The reason for the shortage? The warm weather (I blame global warming) has encouraged more drinking and the brewers haven’t had enough time to wash and reuse the bottles.

I always keep a steady supply queued up for this reason. You can never be too careful and let your beer list dwindle. If I were Chancellor Merkel, I’d declare a national state of notfall until the crisis is resolved.

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