Oktoberfest beer price rise set to outrage regulars and revellers

The price of beer at Oktoberfest in Munich will increase this year, with a litre costing as much as €0.25 (22p) more than in 2016.

A litre of beer brewed specially for the German festival previously cost €10.70 (£9.40) in the three most expensive tents, but this year will retail at €10.95 (£9.60), reports the Local.

The cheapest price visitors will pay for a stein of beer is €10.60 (£9.30) – this price will only be on offer in two of the tents.

To put these prices into context, one pint equates to about half a litre, so the festival is charging almost £5 per pint.

The cost of beer has risen steeply at Oktoberfest; in 2003 a litre would have set you back just €6.80 (£5.95). However, city officials were keen to point out that the price hasn’t crossed the €11 mark yet.

The five million or so punters expected to flock to Munich from 16 September to 3 October to celebrate all things beer-related will likely take the 2.3 per cent increase in their stride.

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