For John, BLUF: When you are out of beer you might spark a revolution. Nothing to see here; just move along.
From Fortune, by Herr Chris Morris, 24 July 2018.
Here is the key paragraph:
Germans don’t drink their beer out of cans. (This is the country that’s home to the Reinheitsgebot, a beer purity law that has been enforced for over 500 years, after all.) Instead, they pay a deposit on bottles, which is refunded when they’re returned. But an ongoing heat wave throughout the country has discouraged people from bringing those bottles backI am not sure how the heat wave is discouraging folks from recycling their beer bottles, but it seems to be happening.
Hat tip to the InstaPundit.
Regards — Cliff