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If you hate flat soda or beer you ‘re not going to be happy with what you’re about to hear.

The current coronavirus pandemic is causing a shortage of carbonated beverages that could shake things up worse than the rush to get toilet paper. CO2 suppliers are having a hard time getting ethanol that is essential in making soda and beer. According to reports, CO2 production has fallen by 20 percent and could drop to 50 percent by the end of the month.

Beer, seltzer could go flat as coronavirus shuts down CO2 production

NEW YORK/LOS ANGELES - Dwindling supplies of carbon dioxide from ethanol plants are sparking concern about shortages of beer, soda and seltzer water - essentials for many quarantined Americans. Brewers and soft-drink makers use carbon dioxide, or CO2, for carbonation, which gives beer and soda fizz.