Beer mug brawling spikes at 200th anniversary Oktoberfest
Published: 24 Sep 10 08:28 CET
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The initial cause of most tankard attacks often remains unclear, police spokesperson Peter Beck said.
“One of the reasons is an excess of alcohol consumption,” he added, explaining that this often leads to conflicts.
But the suggestion to use safer plastic steins was vehemently rejected by organisers five years ago. Their argument? Drinking beer out of plastic cups is simply sacrilege and Bavarian beer requires a vessel befitting its status.