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American Craft Breweries Warn of National Beer Shortage Due to Loss of Key Carbon Dioxide Supplier

There are currently fears across the United States about a looming beer shortage due to a lack of supplies of carbon dioxide, the vital gas that makes the beer fizz.
Breweries are facing a critical nationwide shortage of CO2 due to higher material costs, lingering supply shortages, and the temporary shutdown of a carbon dioxide capture operation at the Jackson Dome in Mississippi.
Small craft breweries are especially vulnerable to the CO2 shortage, due to their smaller operations and shorter supply chains compared to the larger commercially-owned breweries.
Without carbon dioxide, beers will fall flat as the gas contributes to beer foam, shelf stability, and the production and packaging process….

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