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(The Local)   German brewers face hundreds of millions of euros in fines. The charge? Colluding for at least 20 years with typical German discipline to regularly raise price of beer, independent of free market competition   (thelocal.de) divider line 59
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2013-08-22 03:45:23 PM
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2013-08-22 04:17:32 PM

FormlessOne: If the claims are true, those involved could face huge fines.

That's the last sentence of that pointless article. The entire article is pure speculation. That's not "news" - that's an op/ed piece hoping to manufacture "controversy."

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Price collusion.

Germans.

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2013-08-22 09:29:06 PM
Uhm, were people FORCED to buy the beer?

Then *IT WAS* free market, so stfu.
 
2013-08-22 10:25:10 PM
I don't think there is an American equivalent of how scandalous this is.  Back in the '80's, some beer tent operator at the Munich Oktoberfest got caught having his employees over-foam the beer, and they smacked him with like a 1 million DM fine.
 
2013-08-23 03:51:02 AM

ginkor: I don't think there is an American equivalent of how scandalous this is.  Back in the '80's, some beer tent operator at the Munich Oktoberfest got caught having his employees over-foam the beer, and they smacked him with like a 1 million DM fine.


Germans are very serious about their beer. They still conform to a purity law from 500 years ago. It was safer to drink than water.
 
2013-08-23 06:29:26 AM
Germans are very serious about their beer. They still conform to a purity law from 500 years ago. It was safer to drink than water.

That explains why it tastes like boiled down hooker sweat...
 
2013-08-23 06:41:02 AM

HoweeMan: Germans are very serious about their beer. They still conform to a purity law from 500 years ago. It was safer to drink than water.

That explains why it tastes like boiled down hooker sweat...


You dislike German beer, or beer in general?
 
2013-08-23 06:32:32 PM

Abacus9: ginkor: I don't think there is an American equivalent of how scandalous this is.  Back in the '80's, some beer tent operator at the Munich Oktoberfest got caught having his employees over-foam the beer, and they smacked him with like a 1 million DM fine.

Germans are very serious about their beer. They still conform to a purity law from 500 years ago. It was safer to drink than water.


They don't conform to that law anymore, otherwise all that gross wheat beer they are so fond of would not be allowed to be called beer (funny since the wheat beer makers still claim they are in accordance with the Rheinheitsgebot anyways).
 
2013-08-23 06:33:59 PM

Abacus9: ginkor: I don't think there is an American equivalent of how scandalous this is.  Back in the '80's, some beer tent operator at the Munich Oktoberfest got caught having his employees over-foam the beer, and they smacked him with like a 1 million DM fine.

Germans are very serious about their beer. They still conform to a purity law from 500 years ago. It was safer to drink than water.


Incidentally, that stupid law is the reason why all the beer in Germany that isn't wheet is generally pilsner, since all the other types that were being made in various German areas were driven out when Bavaria entered in and demanded the law be applied everywhere to destroy their competition.
 
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