In a heartbeat and a breath, the world of brewing was changed. Worldwide bars were closed, shops shut and sales of beers plummeted. A virus that started in a province in China Swiftly engulfed most parts of the world, and the outbreak is still causing severe global disruption. All around the world millions of hectolitres of beer was left in storage tanks –unsold and undrunk. And sadly much of it has had to be destroyed.
Faced with the prospect of dumping thousands of litres of beer that couldn't be delivered to restaurants and hotels due to coronavirus closures, a brewery in western Germany got creative — and gave it away. The Willinger Brauhaus in the western state of Hesse gave away thousands of litres of beer.