You read that right. Another factor in the possible beer shortage is a shortage in carbon dioxide, which is used in the carbonation of beer. In a strange twist of events, that shortage in carbon dioxide has been attributed to not only supply chain issues, but a volcano.
According to Denbury Energy, which owns an important carbon dioxide well located in an extinct volcano, the site has recently been infiltrated with destructive contaminants. However, Denbury has maintained to TIME that the contamination is a "minor issue."
“The CO2 produced at Jackson Dome has been and is being produced within all regulatory requirements, and the composition of the delivered CO2 continues to meet contractual specifications,” the company said.