The dpa news agency says Schmid failed to secure a majority for his plan at a council meeting Wednesday
Sept. 19, 2015, people celebrate the opening of the 182nd Oktoberfest beer festival in Munich, southern Germany, photo: AP/Matthias Schrader
17 of May 2017 14:12:42
BERLIN – Munich's city council has rejected an attempt to take the froth off beer prices at the annual Oktoberfest.Deputy mayor Josef Schmid, who oversees the Bavarian capital's annual beer extravaganza, had sought a legal cap for the next three years on the price of the traditional Mass, a one-liter (two-pint) glass of beer. He wanted to fix the maximum price at the highest figure from last year's festival, 10.70 euros ($11.80).The dpa news agency says Schmid failed to secure a majority for his plan at a council meeting Wednesday. He argued it was needed to prevent breweries passing on extra security-related costs to customers.Lydia Dietrich, a Green party councilor, said she opposed a "beer price brake" because that would lead to other food and drinks becoming more expensive.