German breweries close

Well, this can’t be good: Breweries close as German thirst for beer fades. Along with the other "signs" I’ve pointed to (here, here and here), maybe it’s the beer apocalypse?

The shake-out in the German brewery business is gathering pace as a trend to healthy living and a fall in beer drinking in the country continues to fall.

On Tuesday, two of Germany’s leading breweries, the Kindl in Berlin and the Brinkhoff in Dortmund, annoucned that they are to shut down their operations.