SPANIARDS may be facing the worst financial crisis in years, but a beer is still considered ‘necessary’, according to a survey.
While many residents are being forced to cut down on luxuries such as holidays and eating out, 61% still find enough to spare for a cold glass or two with friends.
The specially-designed BAR-o-metre, created by the Breweries in Spain Association (BSA), also found that six out of 10 Andalucians have not given up their favourite tipple, with 66% still preferring to drink in bars rather than at home.
“The data shows the strong roots of beer in Spanish culture as a beverage that when drunk in moderation helps us beat the heat, allow us to share good times with friends and family, and for many it is now their only luxury,” explained a BSA spokesman.
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