Thousands of bottles of beer en-route to pubs in Munich have slipped off the back of a truck causing traffic chaos.

You might love a beer but you wouldn't want to be buried under a landslide of it.

A number of firefighters were called to the busy road in the German city after the incident while beer-loving onlookers were forced to watch in dismay as the wasted alcohol was washed down nearby drains.

One firefighter explained: "You always get a few who want to sneak a bottle or two from a crash but there's broken glass everywhere and it's really very dangerous because the rest of the load could fall at any time.

"You might love a beer but you wouldn't want to be buried under a landslide of it."