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Re: beer restrictions TheMonkeyThatCried - 22/04/2004 06:23:02 AM

Do you like drinking beer? Do you think german beer is good? Are you a football (or soccer, if you are American) fan? Are you therefore looking forward to World Championships 2006 in Germany? Well, you might face a little drawback then. Especially if you don't like American Budweiser beer. Because that will be the only stuff available in the stadiums and the vicinity.

Yes, Yes, Yes and Well, Duh!

It sounds like a bad joke, but it is true. In the land that is generally associated with beer (although we are only third concerning consumption per head) local breweries are not allowed to sell beer in or around the stadiums, because the FIFA has an exclusive contract with US brewery Anheuser-Busch, whose best known brand is Budweiser.

This is madness! Personally, I don't have any problem with Bud, I'll drink it if nothing else is available, but surely there must be allowance for competition. I have an Economics AS, and I remember that monopolies are bad. BAD! And it's screwing over the small time businesses who would be looking at the World Cup as a means of making serious cash.


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