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World Cup: Moscow Runs Out Of Beer

Moscow are reportedly low on their supply of beer following the high demand from football fans at the World Cup this summer.

The Russian capital has seen over 1,000,000 people visit for the World Cup, from 32 different countries, resulting in increased demand for alcohol in the city’s bars and restaurants.

According to the Daily Mail, supplies of beer are dropping significantly as tourists continue to drink the country dry.

“We just didn’t think they would only want beer,” a waiter in Moscow told the newspaper.

“There are really a lot of people in Moscow, and they are all drinking. It’s hot, and it’s football.”

The World Cup continues until July 15, when the final takes place at the Luzhniki Stadium in the capital.

Reuters reports that some bars and restaurants in Moscow are out of beer, and that deliveries are taking longer than usual. And no vodka for these fans; they’re pretty much just drinking beer.

“We just didn’t think they would only want beer,” said one waiter from Moscow, whose restaurant ran out of draft lager on Monday and is waiting up to 24 hours for fresh deliveries.

Dmitry, a bartender in Moscow, said fans drank more than 211 gallons of beer in 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.”

And in the city of Nizhny Novgorod, where Sweden played South Korea on Monday, the taps ran empty before the match even started, according to the Independent.

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