Fracking could ruin German beer industry, brewers tell Angela Merkel
German brewers have warned Chancellor Angela Merkel that any law allowing the controversial drilling technique known as fracking could damage the country’s cherished beer industry.
“The water has to be pure and more than half Germany’s brewers have their own wells which are situated outside areas that could be protected under the government’s current planned legislation on fracking,” said a Brauer-Bund spokesman.
“You cannot be sure that the water won’t be polluted by chemicals so we have urged the government to carry out more research before it goes ahead with a fracking law,” he added.
Shiner Bock is brewed in Shiner, Texas< which is in the Eagle Ford Shale. If you look near Shiner on Google Satellite, you will see quite a few well sites and evidence of dead land from buried pits.