Is a beer shortage on tap? Inflation and supply chain pressures on brewers are intensifying | USA Today

We have endured no shortage of shortages recently. There was toilet paper and computer chips, followed by tampons and baby formula. Could the next shortage involve beer?

The potential arises as beer makers, big and small, are under pressure from a confluence of inflation and several supply chain issues. Some breweries have found it challenging to get carbon dioxide (CO2), which is used to clean tanks and carbonate beer. When they do get it, the price is often higher, sometimes twice what they used to pay.

Also rising: the price of other ingredients such as malted barley and the cost to ship that and other products.

All this could lead to higher beer prices………..Click here to read the source article[read more]

Rising Dough

Rising Dough - the question(s) that we need to think about from the reading.With CO2 being such a huge part of brewing beer, what other industries use CO2 for manufacturing and how will it affect their businesses?

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