I feel the graphic would have been more effective showing the size of the tankard per decaeuro versus time, sinking out of sight to help prevent drunkenness at "football" games.
There are many ways to demonstrate data visualisation, but none better than visualising beer prices at the Munich Oktoberfest, possibly the best excuse in the world to spend five days downing rivers of lager. Courtesy of Chris Roth, editor of Visio Guy, we present the Munich Oktoberfest Visio template. Roth is a native of …
"You could of course also add a final graphic for next year’s festival, which assuming inflation of around four per cent will bring the price of your foamy mug of beer in October up to €9.13, or a whopping £8.80 at current exchange rates. Cheers."
Given that German - especially Bavarian - beers are second-to-none and that the Oktoberfest always has inflated prices and specially brewed suds then £8.80 isn't too much of a hardship; some of the beers are definitely not session brews and need to be treated with the utmost respect.
Unfortunately I won't be able to attend this year as I'll be cycling in the Austrian Alps :(
"some of the beers are definitely not session brews and need to be treated with the utmost respect." ..... Alien Doctor 1.1 Posted Tuesday 22nd March 2011 19:15 GMT
I am pleased to second that observation, Alien Doctor 1.1, having witnessed and experienced its coma inducing qualities on a number of occasions I cannot remember. :-)
Ignore the above Alien Doctor's sound advice at your peril.
... and the price development gets outright depressing. :(
As an ex-pat, formerly of Munich, I still remember the hue and cry when beer broke the DM10 barrier. With the "Teuro" effectively 1:2 to the DM, that means we're scraping towards DM20.
Ah well, it's only for the tourists nowadays anyway. Friends and family tell me that locals don't even go anymore.
The British do not drink warm beer, we drink it at a decent temperature that suits the beer. It's only people whose major beer brands taste like they were excreted by a diabetic horse that have to freeze it down so they can't taste what they're drinking. That said, the Yanks do have some seriously decent microbreweries these days, and about time too.