“Goods worth many millions of euros, whose expiration date has passed, had to be destroyed,” says the letter published on Monday.
In addition to pubs, restaurants, pubs and bars, there were also no festivals as a sales point for draft beer.
According to their own statements, the 1,500 brewers have so far largely missed out on aid programs. Many of them are artisanal family businesses.
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“If the federal and state governments do not take targeted, decisive and quick countermeasures with financial support, many of our companies are threatened with bankruptcy,” it continues.
The industry is demanding a reimbursement for perishable goods that cannot be sold, an expansion of aid to brewery inns, tax relief and KfW loans as well as a Opening strategy for the catering industry.