German brewers fined 106.5m euros for price-fixing
13 January 2014 Last updated at 18:31 GMT
German competition authorities have fined five big breweries a total of 106.5m euros (£88.8m; $145m) for illegal price-fixing.
Bitburger, Krombacher, Veltins, Warsteiner and Barre were all penalised, as well as seven people who were found personally responsible.
The Federal Cartel Office said they had colluded on price rises for draft and bottled beers between 2006 and 2008.
Steve Evans reports.