Or an early April Fool’s joke on the news-junkie public?
Supplies of Belgium’s top brands [of beer] – Stella Artois, Hoegaarden and Leffe – are rapidly running low in bars and supermarkets as unions have set up blockades outside the country’s largest breweries to protest proposed job cuts. For nearly two weeks, picketers have stacked crates and set fires to block the entrances to the headquarters of Anheuser-Busch InBev, the world’s largest brewer, in the city of Leuven, as well as other plants. The protesters have not only prevented any beer from leaving the breweries, they’ve also stopped the raw ingredients and packaging materials from getting in.
What a (non)tragedy… Maybe the Belgians can drink milk now. In fact, maybe the nation’s dairy cows are behind the whole thing. Maybe it’s the perfect way to cut down on drunk driving. Perhaps it’s Divine Providence!