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Beer Shortage Looms

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  • A combination of supply chain issues and a carbon dioxide shortage are creating the possibility of a beer shortage.
  • “We are certainly concerned about the supply,” said Aeronaut Brewing’s co-founder Ronn Friedlander.
  • Carbon dioxide production shortage is being caused by natural contamination at the Jackson Dome – a Mississippi reservoir of CO2 from an extinct – is forcing brewers to cut back.
  • Beer makers appear to be among the hardest hit — particularly small, independent craft brewers — which are also struggling with inflation and still trying to recover from the worst of the pandemic.

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