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Running on Empties

Brewers have begged thirsty beer drinkers to return thousands of empty bottles in Munich, Germany, or face rationing in the shop.

Record summer sales have left the city's brewers struggling to keep up as shortages of bottles and even crates affect production.

"We've never known anything like it. We're tens of thousands of bottles short," said Stefan Hempl, from the Hofbrau brewery, which had had to suspend less popular beers to save bottles.

"It is so crucial that we'll only be able to provide beer to shops that return bottles to us," he added.

German Herald





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