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Aluminum can shortage begins to hit NM breweries where it hurts

Giant can stacks like these at Ex Novo could soon be a thing of the past due to a nationwide shortage.

The buzz about a nationwide aluminum can shortage has been getting louder in the last couple of months. We have been waiting and wondering when it was truly going to hit our craft breweries in New Mexico, and starting late last week we started asking around via email.

It is not something that will hit at some point in the future months. It is here.

“The can shortage isn’t coming — it’s already been (here) for six weeks or so,” Second Street owner Rod Tweet wrote. “You’ll probably hear lots about it. There was already an upward trend in package, which was making it hard for us ‘little guys’ to buy cans pre-COVID that is now amplified. The problem is there are only two places (Bell and Crown) that manufacture cans in North America. The secondary suppliers are in the same boat as everyone else, so they’re basically no help if you need to buy in semi-load quantities, which most

Source: NM Dark Side Brew Crew

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