‘Know your limits’: Brits heading to the Euros this summer warned against drinking ‘too much German beer’

28 March 2024, 17:10

Know your limits this summer, Brits have been warned
Know your limits this summer, Brits have been warned. Picture: Getty
Kieran Kelly

By Kieran Kelly

Brits heading to watch England play in the Euros in Germany this summer have been issued with a strong warning about the European nation's 'strength of beer'.

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This year's European Championships will take place between June 14 and July 14 in Germany, with England one of the favourites to win the tournament.

Those travelling across the continent have been issued with a strong travel warning by the Foreign Office, who have advised fans that German beer "can be stronger" than British pints.

Germany has a more relaxed policy on drinking at sporting events
Germany has a more relaxed policy on drinking at sporting events. Picture: Getty

"Beer can be stronger than in the UK, so drink responsibly, know your limits and respect local laws," FCDO advice reads.

"You may not be let into the stadium if you drink too much."

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In the UK, the average strength of lager and ale is 4.4 per cent, Drinkaware analysis suggests. In Germany, it sits somewhere between 4.7 per cent and 5.4 per cent.

The Foreign Office expected half a million Brits to travel to the Euros this summer
The Foreign Office expected half a million Brits to travel to the Euros this summer. Picture: Getty
England captain Harry Kane lives in Germany now he plays for Bayern Munich
England captain Harry Kane lives in Germany now he plays for Bayern Munich. Picture: Getty

The Government has said it expects around half a million Brits to travel to Germany for the Euros, which will take place across 10 German cities.

England will start their campaign two days after the tournament begins with a match against Serbia in Gelsenkirchen.

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