Brewing of Corona beer has ceased
The beer with the unfortunate name has succumbed to, er, Coronavirus.
The company that brews the now infamous Corona beer brand has announced possibly one of the most unsurprising decisions ever made: it is to stop manufacturing the product.
During the enormous spread of the Covid-19 pandemic, Corona beer bottles have been plastered across social media accounts from Scotland to Sydney with unflattering comparisons being drawn between the tasty beverage and the deadly virus.
It has not gone unnoticed that the alcoholic treat has suffered some severe reputation issues thanks to a problem well outside of its control. In the midst of panic buying, supermarket shoppers are choosing to leave it high and dry – and some people are wondering if the truth is that Corona really is linked to coronavirus. Aren’t folk odd?
But, in one of the most tragic displays of irony ever witnessed, the actual demise of Corona beer has been Coronavirus.
Although the loss of the iconic bottles will only be a temporary measure, the business that owns Corona – Grupo Modelo in Mexico – stated that because the Mexican government has deemed it a non-essential company, it has been forced to stop production. The firm runs eleven breweries across Mexico.
Like many countries, Mexico is beginning to implement restrictions on business activities with an aim to try and curb the spread of Covid-19. It has recently announced a health emergency and, as a result, brewing of all of Grupo Modelo’s brands (that are exported to 180 countries) has ceased.
Although Corona is expected to return to shelves in the future, the suspension of its production emphasises just how fragile supply chains are at the moment – circumstances that are especially unhelpful given that demand on sellers is currently so high.