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REPORT: Liquor Stores, Bars and Restaurants Are Facing Alcohol Shortages

Brittany Jordan

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Businesses around America are facing alcohol shortages, and that’s bad news for consumers.

According to NorthJersey.com, liquor stores, bars and restaurants are struggling to keep booze in stock, and a few reasons are directly tied to the coronavirus pandemic. (RELATED: David Hookstead Is The True King In The North When It Comes To College Football)

A scarcity of aluminum, a shortage of delivery drivers, factories being shut down and greater demand are all causing major problems.

In 2020, canned beer was an issue because of a lack of aluminum and in 2021, bottled beer is tough to come by because of the pandemic and tariffs, according to the same report.

To make matters worse, Pennsylvania is now limiting sales at liquor stores to two bottles per person. That means if you want to throw a party, you better stock up well in advance.

No matter how you slice it, things are bad.

Look, I’m willing to accept a lot of sacrifices in life in order to make sure the wheels keep turning. I can get by with a shockingly small amount of stuff.

I don’t need fancy clothes, a nice place to live or any of that stuff. I really don’t. I have learned how to get by with less.

However, the one thing I do enjoy and don’t want to live without is my ice cold beer. Without beer, what is the point of all of this?

If we can’t drink cold beers with the boys, then why are we even here?

I don’t care how we do it, but we have to figure out a way to save our beer. We just have to do it!


Brittany Jordan is an award-winning journalist who reports on breaking news in the U.S. and globally for the Federal Inquirer. Prior to her position at the Federal Inquirer, she was a general assignment features reporter for Newsweek, where she wrote about technology, politics, government news and important global events around the world. Her work has also appeared in the Washington Post, the South Florida Sun-Sentinel, Toronto Star, Frederick News-Post, West Hawaii Today, the Miami Herald, and more. Brittany enjoys food, travel, photography, and hoarding notebooks and journals. Her goal is to do more longform features journalism, narrative writing and documentary work, and to one day write a successful novel and screenplay.

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