Beer Could Go Flat Due to Covid-19 Pandemic
What?! Beer, along with soda and sparkling water could go flat due to some odd things happening relating to the coronavirus. Yes, odd that one would have something to do with the other, right?
Here's why according to Reuters...
Brewers and soft-drink makers use carbon dioxide, or CO2, for carbonation, which gives beer and soda fizz. Ethanol producers are a key provider of CO2 to the food industry, as they capture that gas as a byproduct of ethanol production and sell it in large quantities.
So, when the demand for gasoline is down because everyone is under quarantine, CO2 isn't produced. This is because many of the ethanol plants have been shut down or have reduced production. And on top of that, the suppliers have been increasing their prices by about 25% because of the reduced supply.
I know things are getting bad, but when they start messing with beer supply, this is getting serious!
There are some other experts that believe that there is no real issue. Let's go with their prediction, ok... but on the other hand, maybe we should stock up!