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Soccer fans drink Moscow dry

Russia runs low on beer just a week after the opening ceremony of the 2018 FIFA World Cup.

by: Robyn Brittow | 22 Jun 2018
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According to Reuters, a waiter of an upmarket eatery in Moscow reported that his restaurant had run out of lager on Monday 18 June 2018, just four days after the start of the world cup. 

The Russians were not expecting the demand for beer to be this high and restaurants and pubs have experienced a 24-hour lag until they receive fresh supply.  

800 litres of beer had been consumed within 3 days reports Reuters, as a bartender from the upmarket restaurant Gogol claims that visitors opt for the cheaper beers first before making their way to the more expensive options.

The Moscow Times says that the Moscow government issued a report that prohibits beer sales to customers within a 2-kilometre radius of the two stadiums in the city, Luzhniki and Otkritie. However, world cup sponsor Budweiser, have come to the aid of beer lovers in-seek of a lager by launching Budfinder, an app that assists you to find which pubs and restaurants serve the popular beer.

Budweiser UK on Twitter

You might have heard that Russia may be running out of beer. Don't you worry, we've got your back. Use the #BudFinder to track down a Moscow pub where you can watch the #WorldCup with a #Bud

Looks like worldwide visitors prefer beer to vodka.


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