Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Cuba Low on Beer

(Havana, Cuba)
Cuba has been hit by a severe beer shortage during one of its hottest summers on record, sparking hoarding and driving thirsty drinkers to pay greatly inflated prices.

A sharp fall in production at the island’s main brewery, Bucanero, at the beginning of the year has trickled its way down the supply chain at the worst possible time: the third-hottest summer since 1951. That has caused many consumers and the communist country’s newly legalised private restaurants, or “paladares”, to stock all they can.

Bucanero makes four brands of beer: Bucanero, Cristal, Cacique and Mayabe. The company has a virtual monopoly in Cuba, though some imported beers are also available, albeit at a large mark-up.
Consumers are reportedly hoarding beer.


Doom said...

I would laugh. Socialist policies always lead right exactly here, until hording simply fails through time, and hording is outlawed with people being harshly penalized, or even shot, for it.

The problem with laughing is, on some things, we are headed there and there is no way to stop it, at least in the short term. With the brownout of government, and the continuing support for it and it's outlaw socialist ways, I don't have much to laugh about.

Wireless.Phil said...

Mexico and Cuba trade.
How convenient, we just had a Corona beer recall because of "possible" glass in the bottles from Mexico.

You might not be able to see it?
Shouldn't be drinking that piss-water anyway.

Corona Extra bottles recalled across the U.S. after distributor finds glass particles in the beerDistributor Constellation Brands issued the voluntary recall last week 

Quality control noticed certain glass bottles chipped on the inside 
Recall only affects Corona Extra bottles sold in six, 12- and 18- packs


PUBLISHED: 17:14 EST, 19 August 2014 | UPDATED: 18:12 EST, 19 August 2014



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