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With the World Cup in full swing, and England through to the next stage, the UK is now facing a crisis. And no, it’s not at the prospect of Harry Kane getting injured. Instead, we are facing a beer shortage!

According to trade journal Gas World, the shortage is the “worst supply situation to hit the European carbon dioxide (CO2) business in decades.”

It’s not just beer either. We’re also facing shortages of fizzy drinks and meat too due to a shortage in CO2. Looks like shots it is then!

Apparently, there is a reason behind this shortage though. In fact, it’s understood that these issues have been caused by a break in the production of the key sources of food level CO2: ammonia.

The Chief Executive of the British Beer and Pub Association described: “We are aware of a situation affecting the availability of CO2 across Europe, which has now started to impact beer producers in the UK.”

“We have recommended our members to continue to liaise with their providers directly where they have concerns over supply.”

“We will continue to monitor the situation carefully.”

“However, given the time of year and the World Cup, this situation has arisen at an unfortunate time for the brewing industry.”

You could say that again! In fact, the World Cup has been termed ‘as much a festival of alcohol as it is football.’

Made worse by the glorious summer we’re having, sales in alcohol have rocketed too. And, this isn’t looking to slow down either with the nice weather to continue through to August. So, this shortage couldn’t come at a worse time with World Cup parties and barbecues taking place across Britain.

But, if you can’t buy it, you could always brew it. Take a look at how you can brew your own beer here.

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Source: www.independent.co.uk

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