Germany's beer industry is shrinking -- for a multitude of reasons.
The country is undergoing significant demographic changes characterized by a rapidly aging population and low fertility rate.
Moreover, the frequency of beer consumption is falling even as beer is viewed by some consumers as a low-end and high-calorie drink. Indeed, many Germans these days prefer wine to beer.
But the German beer industry is not disappearing, and some experts suggest a number of steps that can be taken to shore it up.
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