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    Britain ... Pubs with no Beer



    Britain faces beer shortage in the middle of the World Cup and as a heatwave bears down


    With England's success in the World Cup, it's a bad time to run low on beer. (Damm he must be hot in that)

    A shortage of carbon dioxide has hit Britain's biggest brewers and soft drink makers, disrupting production just as
    drinkers' thirst peaks due to a heatwave and a World Cup soccer tournament in which England is doing unusually well.


    Hot weather and a build-up of beer stocks ahead of the World Cup lifted CO2 demand from brewers just as the gas was in short
    supply due to production shutdowns at chemical factories that produce it as a by-product.

    The CO2 shortage is also affecting producers of meat and frozen foods, which could put a chill on summer barbecues.
    CO2, well-known as a greenhouse gas, is also used to stun animals before slaughter, to increase the shelf-life of foods and to
    make dry ice, which keeps frozen food cold in transit so it's not just the brewers who are feeling the pinch.


    So what happened?


    While there's plenty of hops and barley going around, it's a shortage of carbon dioxide a gas that is needed to make beer
    bubbly that is causing the squeeze.

    CO2 is produced as a by-product of making ammonia used in fertiliser production, which typically peaks in winter to build
    stocks for spring farming so plant maintenance-related shutdowns are common in summer.

    What's different this year, according to the British Poultry Council, is lower-than-average production of ammonia, and also
    therefore CO2, due to lower ammonia prices.

    A string of problems across the sector in Europe have also caused fertiliser makers to shut down more plants than usual,
    and factories in Britain have suffered additional mechanical problems that further reduced supply.

    In Britain, the Government prioritises carbon dioxide for use in hospitals and fire-extinguishers, so brewers and drink
    makers are getting less.
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    Brits can't have 2 pints without someone staring at their bird

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    Drink imported Polish lager. It's cheaper as well. Or find a quiet country pub with a "no football or world cup here" sign.

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    Quote Originally Posted by VocalNeal View Post
    Drink imported Polish lager.
    As with many things you post about...really not sure you’ve thought that through as your ‘answer’ to the problem of a beer shortage.

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    Find a Polish supermarket. The range of east european beers is great. Some extra strong ones too.

    All taste far better and cheaper than all brewed in the uk shite.

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    ''English success in the world cup''.........they have beaten two of the weakest teams in the competition and suddenly the whole country is on an alcohol-induced frenzy.

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    England think they are entitled to win the World Cup with minimum effort. Happens at every tournament. They've beaten the equivalent of two Scottish non-league sides.

    English fans will get more joy masturbating over the tiresome WAGs coverage.

    When they get knocked out the fans will show their true colours. Drunken fights and holligans.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DJ Pat View Post
    Find a Polish supermarket. The range of east european beers is great. Some extra strong ones too.

    All taste far better and cheaper than all brewed in the uk shite.

    My point was that a shortage of beer means there will be a shortage of fucking beer.

    And Pat...your posts about the expectations of English football fans are, like so many things you post about...25 years out of date. It’s like your ‘perception bank’ reached maximum capacity in about 1993 and no new data has been added.

    On your last point you might be right. Probably the Russian police will sort any problems out with some instant justice though.
    Last edited by cyrille; 28-06-2018 at 06:02 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scottish Gary View Post
    ''English success in the world cup''.........they have beaten two of the weakest teams in the competition and suddenly the whole country is on an alcohol-induced frenzy.
    You're from Scotland, you don't need an excuse

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scottish Gary View Post
    ''English success in the world cup''.........they have beaten two of the weakest teams in the competition and suddenly the whole country is on an alcohol-induced frenzy.

    Teams obviously not as weak as Scootland

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    Culture of perpetual drunkards.

    Lovely.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cyrille View Post
    My point was that a shortage of beer means there will be a shortage of fucking beer.

    And Pat...your posts about the expectations of English football fans are, like so many things you post about...25 years out of date. It’s like your ‘perception bank’ reached maximum capacity in about 1993 and no new data has been added.
    You should go back to bed and climb out the correct side

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    You should wake up and realise how tired, cliched and outdated your shtick is.


    You're about five years ahead of Bernard Manning.

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    Literally can't organise a pissup in a brewery. Good luck with Brexit

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