UK football fans warned about strength of German beer ahead of Euro 2024

UK football fans warned about strength of German beer ahead of Euro 2024

UK government travel advice for people heading to Germany to watch the Euros football tournament this summer has warned revellers to be cautious of the strength of local beer.

UK government warns football fans about strong German beer

Among information about health insurance, match tickets and visa requirements, the UK government has advised British visitors to UEFA Euro 2024 to be cautious about their alcohol intake and be on their best behaviour during the trip.

“Beer can be stronger than in the UK,” the advice reads, “so drink responsibly, know your limits and respect local laws. You may not be let into the stadium if you drink too much.”

Beer in the UK has an average alcohol content of 4,4 percent compared to German beers, which range from 4,7 to 5,5 percent alcohol. However, Beithir Fire, the world’s strongest beer, includes an alcohol content of 75 percent and is brewed in Scotland.

Tartan Army prepares for Euros opening match in Munich

As football fans count down the days, Scotland is preparing to tackle Germany at the opening match of the Euros in Munich on June 14.

Speaking to the BBC, Germany manager Julian Nagelsmann said that he expects the opening match to be exciting. “It’s in Munich, I hope our fans will be emotional and also the Scotland fans, everybody knows that they are very emotional, so it is the perfect first game.” 

And it might also be a particularly noisy one. After Munich’s Allianz Arena banned fans from bringing “mechanical or electronic noisemakers, such as megaphones and air horns”, some Scotland fans were worried that bagpipes had been inadvertently prohibited from the tournament, until UEFA confirmed that an exception would be made for the instrument.

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Olivia Logan


Olivia Logan

Editor for Germany at IamExpat Media. Olivia first came to Germany in 2013 to work as an Au Pair. Since studying English Literature and German in Scotland, Freiburg and Berlin...

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