Fears of beer shortage in pubs ahead of indoor reopening as brewers struggle with demand
It comes after pubs were allowed to reopen for outdoor service on April 12 – but just 40% of them were able to do so due to a lack of outdoor space.
Patrick Dardis, chief executive of Young’s, told The Telegraph he has directly lobbied major brewers including Heineken and InBev to step up production after unexpected demand following the initial reopening.
It led to a shortage of beers including Amstel and Birra Morretti, and forced owner Heineken to limit deliveries of the latter to three kegs a week.
Heineken has since increased the limit to four kegs a week per pub.
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