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Who Knew—Germans Are Drinking More Non-German Beer


Germans are importing more beer to drink. Foreign brews have gone from 2.9% (1995) to perhaps 8.1% (2012) of the beer consumed.  How much of that is American beer is not clear, however reportedly “In the last year in Berlin, high-end U.S. beer — including one from California that is flown over in coolers — has become available in some grocery stores, and several U.S.-style craft breweries have opened.”

Source: Michael Birnbaum, “For Germans, a Shot Across the Brau,” Washington Post, May 2, 2013, at


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