Blog: World Cup heist is small beer

James Wilmore | 18 July 2014

Beer consumption in Germany - already pretty impressive - will undoubtedly have enjoyed a spike following celebrations over the nation's FIFA World Cup win. 

But some unidentified thieves appear to have done their best to cash in on the situation. In the lead-up to the tournament's climax, around 300,000 litres - ten truckloads - of beer were stolen in the Rhineland, the Wall Street Journal reported.   

However, as the WSJ notes: "By German consumption standards... ten truckloads of beer is little more than a drop in the barrel. According to statistics from the German Brewers' Federation, it would take Germans drinking at their 2013 pace approximately 18 minutes and 22 seconds to consume 300,000 litres of beer." 

So, even if some celebrating fans were supping 'hooky' brews, it won't have taken long for the evidence to be lost. 

Police may have to say 'auf wiedersehen' to this particular case. 


Sectors: Beer & cider


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