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Germany's beer-brewing culture has been looking more brauereisterben ("brewery death") than Oktoberfest of late. Water is essential for growing hops and barley, the crops that strict beer-brewing protocols in Germany demand, yet climate change-induced water shortages have resulted in decreased production.
German brewing dropped to less than 100 million hectolitres of production for the first time since 1990, it has been reported.
However, there is a frothy lining around these forbidding figures; in 2009 The European Union funded a major $9 million irrigation system for farmers in Germany so the hops crops can survive drier summers.
Originally posted by reficul
the crops of the aztecs/myans/mexicans!
the hanging gardens of babylon.
the dutch canals!
but if its beer,you need govt. money to make your product!!!