June 28, 2006 2:00 p.m. EST
Nuremberg, England (AHN) - England's s massive army of World Cup fans is reportedly drinking Germany dry, with breweries warning beer could run out before the final game because of huge demand from supporters.
In Nuremberg, organizers revealed 70,000 England fans who flooded the city drank 1.2 million pints of beer-an average of 17 pints each.
According to the Daily Mirror report, one astonished bar keeper Herrmann Murr says, "Never have I seen so many drink so much in such little time," with fans draining all 32 of his 50-liter (11 gallon) barrels available at his city bar.
Murr calculated Britons were shifting beer at a staggering rate of 200 pints per minute.
According to City official Peter Murrmann, "The English proved themselves world champs. They practically drank us dry."
Stuttgart bar chiefs say an extra 900,000 pints were drained last weekend where 60,000 fans partied before and after the 1-0 win over Ecuador. Meanwhile, the Veltins brewery also revealed it produced a record 418,000 gallons in a bid to keep up with demand.
A spokesman says, "It is incredible how much is being drunk but the hardest thing for the breweries is keeping up with the thirst of the English."