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Beer inspectors allege Oktoberfest fraud!
09-25-2011, 12:52 AM #1
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omg want to be a beer inspector!!! woohoo.gif


A organization fighting stingy beer pouring has declared widespread fraud is occurring at Munich’s Oktoberfest, as visitors aren’t getting as much amber nectar as they’ve paid for in the festival's huge 1-litre mugs.

A properly filled mug known as a Maß is rare at Oktoberfest, according to testing by the League Against Fraudulent Pouring (VGBE), which visited 12 separate beer tents to order almost 100 mugs.

Instead, many Maß, which cost about €9 each on average, are only being filled to 90 percent, because Munich’s government allows a variance of up to 0.1 litre, the organization said.

“The tolerance level has to go,” said the VGBE’s president, Jan-Ulrich Bittlinge, who called the results of the test “sobering.” “We ordered and paid for seven mugs in every tent. But, in fact, we received on average only six litres of beer.”

Some results were particularly bad: In one tent the mug only contained 0.73 litres of beer, meaning the customer was cheated out of €2.43 worth of beer.

VGBE, which was founded more than 100 years ago to protect beer drinkers’ rights, has become famous for uncovering beer-pouring fraud throughout the country. Its roughly 4,000 members are particularly active during Oktoberfest, but have also appeared at festivals in Köln, Stuttgart and elsewhere in Germany.

In addition to using typical tools, such as tape-measures, at this year’s Oktoberfest, the organization’s members are using a smartphone app called “Beer Inspector,” which can calculate beer levels by analyzing a simple photograph.

The Local/DPA/mdm
http://www.thelocal.de/society/20110922-37753.html

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09-25-2011, 01:10 AM #2
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beercheer.gif What a gig!

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09-25-2011, 02:00 AM #3
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Before opening the bottle, one must roll it you hands as if starting a fire, then have some beer bottle opening device, Then pour slowly into a weiss bier glass. Consume. As much as you can.beercheer.gif

In England you always get a full pint otherwise they would be insurrections throughout the land.beercheer.gif
09-25-2011, 07:44 PM #4
DaJavoo If looks could kilt
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Serious business, beer. beercheer.gif
09-25-2011, 08:11 PM #5
Kreeper Griobhtha
Posts:10,851 Threads:655 Joined:Feb 2011
The mug I have has a 1L mark on it. I would send that half empty shït back. And yes, when you are talking beer, the mug is half empty. Those idiots that see the mug as half full will not order another round until it is all empty and then they will have to sit there watching me drink my beer.


Oh shït! Mug is half empty! I better order another one! Thank you bartender! That was just in time! YAY! cheers.gif


Oh look, my mug is still half full! I'm an optimist! Oh damn, my mug is empty. Excuse me, waitress... bartender?... excuse me, miss... Can I... excuse me...


Remember kids, there is no room for optimism when your beer is half empty.


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They only started the war
Why should they go out to fight?
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09-26-2011, 03:47 PM #6
yankees skier
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Finally, a worthy cause. chuckle.gif

Biere.



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