06 December 2009
Not only did they lie and cheat their way in the history books - they've been depriving me of a choice of beers for the last 3 years since the foiled attempt to smuggle liquid explosives onto aircraft in 2006.
Now, it's not as if Germany isn't a beer-drinking country, but you'd be astounded at the limited range of bottled beers from craft breweries available at normal retail outlets.
Guinness. Budovar. Pilsner Urquel. Hooligans/O'Dour/substitute Irish-sounding name.
Not so in England. Or America. The north-east bit, at least
The trick is getting them into (and out of) the suitcase in one piece.
Bottle, sock, shoe.
Good: Snug fit, shock-protected
Bad: Constrained by numbers of size 12(46) shoes
Good: Availability of t-shirts
Bad: Lack of significant shock protection
Bottle,sock/t-shirt/corrugated cardboard fruit tray
This is the ultimate solution.
Takes 6 bottles lined side by side, snug fit, shock-protected, stable transportation
Success rate: 100%