"My friends and family think it's a little bit foolish, they think it's a waste of money, but it's the World Cup, it's beer, you've got to get excited," Gus, a UK native, told Mirror Football.
He makes a good point.
But snagging 32 beers and sucking them down is not as easy as it seems. He's been preparing for this moment since Brazil's tournament in 2014. And he spent the months leading up to this year's Cup anxiously following the countries that qualified. When the Netherlands and the States failed to make it, he was bummed. He likes their beers. But when he realized he needed to find beers from Panama, Costa Rica and -- most difficulty -- Saudi Arabia, he was worried.
Luckily, he had a friend who was backpacking through South America help him snag a bottle of Panama Lager (from Panama, duh) and a bottle of Imperial from Costa Rica. And, he had another friend traveling through North Africa pick up a bottle of Sakara Gold. It pays to have well traveled friends. Especially when it comes to beer.
In other cases, he had to get a little creative.