The same applies to maintenance, servicing and quality assurance in the breweries and to marketing in the catering trade.

“There is hardly a process step that has not become significantly more expensive in recent months due to massive cost increases in the procurement markets,” said a spokeswoman. The prices for electricity and gas have risen particularly sharply, but other materials such as carbon dioxide or crown caps have also risen significantly in price.

The company did not name specific new sales prices for reasons of competition. Only the Original Selters mineral water in returnable and PET crates will be exempt from the increase. With the second price increase this year, the industry leader could trigger another wave of price increases for beer. Well-known beer brands such as Jever, Ur-Kostritzer, Clausthaler and Schöfferhofer belong to Radeberger.