With the traditional fest kicking off in less than eight days, Munich is working with a crisis for this year’s Oktoberfest–a bottle shortage.
There is plenty of beer, but not enough bottles. Heiner MÃ¼ller, manager at the Paulaner and Hacker-Pschorr breweries, has said that there aren’t enough bottles to supply the fest, and instead, has asked partakers to come with their empties. With a warm summer in Germany and previous beer fests, the city is trying to address the shortage fast. Some breweries are adjusting supply on particular varieties, which means that some drinkers will have to wait for their favorites during the 16-day festival.
More on the shortage can be seen at NBC News.