“In the Bavarian constitution, beer is still regarded as food and part of the tariff agreement with the brewery workers is that part of the payment is made in beer. Even today.” Me: “So you pay your workers with beer?” Matthias: “Yeah, yeah. They have a certain amount per week—I think it’s something like 40 liters per week, so it’s fairly large—and they get it tax-free, and they get it as part of their pay. Of course these days they sell at least part of it or supply their families with it”I will leave the math to you. "Fairly large" is right.
Tuesday, January 08, 2013
Forty Liters a Week
Onward and upward. Today's transcript, the scholarly and funny Matthias Trum, the young, sixth-generation owner of Schlenkerla. The quote speaks for itself: