Beer shortage: Pubs run out of lager like Birra Moretti and Amstel after lockdown easing

There has been a huge demand for beer on draught as Britons have flocked back to pub gardens to enjoy some newly returned freedoms. This has led to the fizzy gold beverage facing a shortage.

Birra Moretti and Amstel are among the lagers with supply issues.

Heineken, owner of Birra Moretti, is limiting UK pubs to just three kegs per week of the drink.

It hopes this will help the company cope with the supply issues.

These shortages have occurred despite the fact only 40 percent of British pubs are currently open.

The company claimed demand “totally surpassed our most optimistic forecasts”.

It told the Mail Online breweries are “working round the clock”.

Heineken said: “Demand for Birra Moretti and Amstel has totally surpassed our most optimistic forecasts, and our breweries are working round the clock to deal with this high level of demand.

“We are working with our customers to offer alternative beers from the extensive Heineken UK range of brands as we increase production.”

Premium beer is not the only shortage Britons are currently facing.

Marmite shortage has also hit the British Isles. Marmite is out of stock in Tesco and Sainsburys right now as a result of a nationwide Marmite shortage.

Marmite is also out of stock online on Sainsbury’s and Ocado.

Morrisons and Waitrose have limited supplies of the small 250g jars remaining.

Unilever said it hopes supermarket shelves will be fully re-stocked with the product later this year.

One person wrote on Twitter: “After two attempts at online shops and three visits to supermarkets. My google search revealed we are still in a squeezy Marmite shortage. I can’t handle the pain of messy small jars.”

Another added: “Just wanted to reassure everyone who was concerned about my marmite shortage. Found overpriced tiny jars.”

One person wrote: “No Marmite in Waitrose either… what’s going on?”