Beer Losing Its Fizzle in Germany
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Per-capita consumption of beer in Germany, once the world’s largest consumer of the drink, fell by 3.5 liters in 2007 to 112.5 liters — the eighth decline in the last nine years.
Brewery Association managing director Peter Hahn told Die Welt newspaper on Monday demographics were partly to blame for the fall from a peak of 156 liters in the 1980s.
But Germans are also drinking more non-alcoholic beverages, industry figures show.
(Posted on December 26, 2007)