In Spain, bar bot serves up contact-free beers amid pandemic

World May 20, 2020

In Spain, bar bot serves up contact-free beers amid pandemic

He maybe silent and his moves mechanical but he can pull you a pint without the slightest concern about contamination: meet Beer Cart, the robotic barman serving beer in Seville. He made his debut when the southern city began enjoying new freedom as Spain eased ...

Beer may lose its fizz as CO2 supplies go flat during pandemic

World Apr 19, 2020

Beer may lose its fizz as CO2 supplies go flat during pandemic

Dwindling supplies of carbon dioxide from ethanol plants is 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. Ethanol producers are ...

Europe's beer brewers fear a bitter summer as lockdowns drag on

Business Apr 10, 2020

Europe's beer brewers fear a bitter summer as lockdowns drag on

Shuttered bars, canceled concerts and no sports matches: European beer brewers large and small are bracing for a catastrophic summer as demand dries up during the lockdowns imposed to curtail the coronavirus outbreak. "When it's nice out, that's when you sell beer," said Maxime Costilhes, ...