Skip to comments.Thirsty Beer Lovers Find Supplies Have Run Dry In Mexico
Posted on 05/07/2020 1:54:18 AM PDT by Libloather
Mexicans have been affected by the coronavirus pandemic in many ways, including beer lovers finding it particularly difficult to quench their thirst as supplies run dry due to reduced production.
Fernando Rodriguez wanted to have a beer while taking part in a virtual party, one of the only ways to celebrate under containment measures.
After searching several stores in his Mexico City neighborhood, he eventually had to pay almost double.
"In one shop... it was hidden away. They told me they could sell it to me at a much higher price. It was among the last supplies," the 33-year-old told AFP.
In the end he bought a bottle that would normally cost 33 pesos ($1.35) for nearly double at 60 pesos.
It's a common problem in Mexico where a month ago two major brewers -- including Grupo Modelo, which makes Corona -- drastically reduced production after the government said beer-making was not an essential economic activity.
For a while, stores could sell their remaining stock but refrigerators are now almost empty and the few bottles and cans left are sold with a huge markup.
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Yeah, have fun finding a beer here in my wife’s hometown of Matamoros. Started drinking whisky like an American boy should when I’m down here. I live in Brownsville and beer ain’t a problem there
Que? No Cerveza?
Muchacho, esta cabron!
Dumbest. Government. Ever.
Plenty of Mexican beer for sale at Walmart earlier this week. Pallets of it for Cinco de Mayo.
Good excuse for asylum? No cerveza.
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