Japan Might Run Out Of Beer During The Rugby World Cup

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Kelleigh Korevaar |

Picture this: you’ve arrived at the stadium in Japan, you head to your seats to watch South Africa take on New Zealand but not before stocking up on some snacks and beer. You head to the bar and queue in a line that makes you rethink whether you can survive the match thirst-unquenched and snackless, but you persevere. Finally, at the front of the line, you’re suddenly hit with what feels like you’ve stepped between Elton Jantjies and his attempt at a last-minute conversion; they’ve run out of beer.

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Yes, you read that right, the host country Japan has been warned to make sure they have enough beer ahead of the Rugby World Cup in September. This warning came from Jiji Press, the organising committee. Because even though beer is the drink of choice in the country, the 400 000 beer-drinking, rugby-loving visitors that are expected to tackle their way through the airports and straight to the front of bar lines will put the country under major pressure.

Now, you might not be able to picture a world that’s run out of beer, but it’s happened before. In 2018, during the FIFA World Cup, many bars in Moscow and Nizhny Novgoord went dry. But that was the Soccer World Cup, you say. Well, in a surprise to absolutely no one, rugby-watchers might love beer just a little more than their footy-counterparts. In the 2015 Rugby World Cup in England, people drank six times more beer than at soccer games. And at the official games alone, 1.3 million litres of beer was enjoyed.

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Luckily for anyone heading to the games, Japan was warned well in advance and local bars have been asked to extend opening hours and local breweries to ensure everything is running smoothly. We do shudder at the thought of no beer though.

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