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Archive for January 23rd, 2010

Belgian beer blockade

Good coverage of the situation in the international version of Der Spiegel, including photos. I hope this leads to many Belgians finding better alternatives to Stella and Jupiler. Even in Belgium most beer drinkers are creatures of habit, drinking their pale lagers even if they have a splendid selection of beer available in cafes and supermarkets. Happy days for competitors like Palm, I suppose.

Officially this is not really a strike, InBev spokeswoman Karen Crouck told SPIEGEL ONLINE. “But there are no raw materials going in and there is no beer coming out,” she added. Production stopped at Hoegaarden and in Jupille several days ago and it seems Liège will be next.

Let’s hope more InBev workers will start not really striking across Europe!

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