The seriousness of the drought plaguing Texas and much of this country has been clear for a long time. Not to mention in other parts of the world like Tunisia, where crop shortages caused by climate change have resulted in civil war and revolution.
But now there is talk of a drought effect that’s even more dire: potential beer shortages. Can civilization survive?
Beer, one might say, is a bumper crop in North Texas, particularly in Fort Worth, where MillerCoors, the nation’s second-largest brewing company, operates one of its eight major breweries. Not to mention Rahr and other smaller breweries in the area, whose products have gripped the city in a craft beer craze.