Moscow Runs Low On Supplies Of Beer At The World Cup
Crisis in Moscow.
The Russian capital is reportedly low on supplies of beer with World Cup fans guzzling it down, drinking the city dry. Some bars and restaurants are claiming to be running out of beer.
And the wait to replenish their stock is taking longer than usual.
Football fans around the world have congregated in Russia for the biggest sporting event, and their desire for beer has surprised Russian workers including a local waiter.
"We just didn't think they would only want beer," a waiter who works at a high-end eatery in Moscow said about the current beer situation.
He also adds that his restaurant ran out of draft lager on Monday, and deliveries are taking ages as a result of stock suppliers low on beer.
"There are really a lot of people in Moscow, and they are all drinking. It's hot, and it's football," the waited added.
A owner of a popular courtyard bar described the scenes at his establishment which included an incredible 800 litres of beer drunk in the space of just THREE days.
"The sun makes them thirsty," he said. "In Russian we say 'to the bottom!' I like that these guys are embracing our culture."
Customers were reportedly downing the cheap lager at a staggering rate before sampling the more expensive bottled beers.
A Croatian fan in Moscow gives his account: "There is beer everywhere. Some places yes, some places no. You just have to know where to find it!"