Breweries scramble for CO2 amid shortage: ‘It’s a scary situation’
A carbon dioxide shortage is causing problems for brewers.
Bad news for beer drinkers. A carbon dioxide shortage is causing problems for brewers. CO2 is a key ingredient to make beer, and without it, some breweries are stopping production and cutting jobs.
"I'm in daily texts, communication with my supplier," said Jacob Landry, the owner of Urban South Brewery in New Orleans.
Landry says he's still able to get CO2, but he's paying triple the price for it.
"This spike is having a big impact on our bottom line," Landry said. "Our supplier is trying to source it wherever they can. We can't get the quality we need out of our normal supply lines."
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