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No, There Isn't Going To Be A Corona Shortage This Summer

A summer without a cold Corona? That's just unthinkable. Thankfully, Corona has confirmed that's not happening any time soon.

Rumors circulated on Wednesday that a Corona beer shortage was upon us after a report surfaced from The Wall Street Journal earlier this week. The article reported that Constellation Brands (the company that owns Corona) is doubling its plant size to sell more beer.

According to Michael McGrew, senior director of communications at Constellation Brands, a few sites interpreted the information in the WSJ article as suggesting that a Corona shortage was on the horizon, as the company was struggling "to meet consumer demand."

"There are some inaccurate reports coming out today stemming from a Wall Street Journal story that ran yesterday. To clarify, we DO NOT anticipate any Corona shortages." said McGrew. "There is no merit to this rumor."

So don't worry Corona fans, McGrew assured us that there's enough beer to enjoy this season and beyond.

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Drinking warm beer in a basement.
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First we drank in secret. We drank in basements, hidden from our parents, downing whatever we could get our hands on -- no matter how warm it was. And it was great.
Drinking out of Solo cups... probably still in a basement.
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Whether it was a high school or college party, you were definitely drinking beer out of a Solo cup. Maybe you chugged as quickly as you could in a game of flip cup, maybe you fished ping pong balls out of your cup before chugging... However you were imbibing, it was definitely out of a Solo cup.
Thinking the beer funnel is the best invention of all time.
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And then quickly realizing the error of your ways and staying as far away from the things as possible.
Drinking so much beer you swore never to drink again.
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Until the next night.
Ordering beers on tap at the bar legally for the first time.
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Any beer drinker would be nostalgic for the early days of bar-going. Those first few times you could order without fear of handing over a sub-par ID were beyond liberating. Were you legally allowed to be at the bar, consuming whatever beer you wanted at your leisure? HELL YEAH you were.
Discovering craft beer.
Shortly after you started to spend enough time in bars legally, you started to appreciate the glory of craft beer. Your goals shifted from trying to consume as much beer as humanly possible to trying to consume as much GOOD beer as humanly possible.
Going through an IPA phase.
If you've been drinking craft beer within the last 20 years, you've likely at least flirted with India pale ales, that hoppy style of beer that some people love and others hate. You might have even thrown yourself full on into the IPA trend, defending it to any skeptic and drinking only IPAs and nothing but. Eventually, however, you needed to become an aficionado of something else.
Drinking seriously sour beers and telling everyone about it.
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By now a self-proclaimed beer geek, you started getting really into inaccessible sour beers. They're funky and they made you feel cool, even if you didn't like them that much.
And then you remembered the old days.
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You came full circle and remembered the cheap, uninteresting beers that started you on this journey to begin with. You denounced your fancy beer ways, David Chang-style, and returned to the cheap beers of your youth. Only now you don't have to drink them warm in a basement somewhere.

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