Your Fault: Beer Might Soon Be Endangered From ‘Climate Change

Here we go again. It’s always some sort of fear-mongering to get you to give up your money and freedom

One of the World’s Biggest Brewers Says Climate Change Could Cause Beer Shortages

Climate change is already impacting just about every industry, and with the way things are going, it’s only going to get much worse. When it comes to beer, the timeline of when consumers will start to see drastic shortages may come fast. The CEO of Asahi, Atsushi Katsuki, recently told the Financial Times that there’s “a risk that we may not be able to produce enough beer” in 30 years. It’s a stark statement from the leader of the seventh largest brewing company in the world by production volume.

The main issue is that today’s agricultural practices, faced with a warmer planet, means lower barley yields and lower quality hops, an analysis from Asahi found — meaning higher costs, shortages and a potential impact on flavor. Asahi’s research into climate change’s impact focused on its suppliers in Europe. According to the Financial Times, barley yield could decrease by as much as 18% in France and 15% in Poland by 2050. Extreme weather is already hurting barley yields and causing prices to rise. Hop quality could sink 25% in the hop-heavy Czech Republic, which grows some of the most hops in the world, particularly those traditionally used in lagers.

Could, might, maybe, 30 years from now. It’s all doomy prognostication.

Except, barley production is doing just fine, and is extremely adaptable. But, if Katsuki is concerned, then, perhaps the country should stop all production of their beer since it involves vast amounts of carbon dioxide and fossil fuels.

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6 Responses to “Your Fault: Beer Might Soon Be Endangered From ‘Climate Change”

  1. H says:

    Teach fo you remember 8 years ago telling us about the demise of craft beer because of Obamma’s EPA rules on the disposal of waste from craft breweries?
    I see a wolf !!
    Nooo really this time I really do see the wolf

  2. James Lewis says:

    One more time…

    “…..Atsushi Katsuki, recently told the Financial Times that there’s “a risk that we may not be able to produce enough beer”………

    Again we have an article with a Chicken Little meme.

    And not one mention that IF the climate warms enough that barely can’t be grown where it is now farmers north of the present locations will have a new crop.

  3. Dana says:

    Since I don’t drink beer, . . . .

  4. drowningpuppies says:

    Not enough carbon dioxide for carbonating beer is a major concern.

  5. unklc says:

    Beer can be brewed from most any cereal grain including rice. While barley, when malted, is the most common, wheat, corn, oats, rye, and so forth can be used. Hops prefers a temperate climate but can be grown in Texas. In a past era, I did some home brewing and have grown hops in our garden. I think James hit it with the ‘Chicken Little’ meme.

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