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Beer shortages at Wetherspoons after Brexit and Covid cause supply issues

Wetherspoons pub chain has said some of its pubs have run out of some beers because of ‘supply chain issues.’

Heineken and brewer Molson Coors said that they had been hit by a shortage of HGV drivers.

The UK is facing what has been described as a shortage of lorry drivers that hauliers have blamed on Brexit and Covid.

Some people have called for immigration rules to be changed to allow EU drivers to return.

The Whetherspoons group said Heineken, Carling and Coors were among the brands affected.

But the government has repeatedly said that the haulage industry need to be training new UK drivers to help.

Wetherspoons said on Wednesday: “We are experiencing some supply problems with both Carling and Coors, which means that some pubs do not have the products available,” a Wetherspoons spokesman said.

“We apologise to our customers for any inconvenience caused. We know that the brewers are trying to resolve the issue.”

Carling and Coors owner Molson Coors said: “Like many in our great British brewing and pub sector, we have been hit by the HGV driver shortage.

“While overall our availability is good, there are intermittent pockets of pressure in our supply network that are unfortunately affecting a number of Wetherspoons pubs.

“After such a difficult period for our industry, it’s heart breaking to be letting any customer down and we will continue to do everything in our power to get our much-loved brands back on every Wetherspoons bar”