Only in times of crisis, do we suddenly become aware of how fragile our supply chains are. Considering how little food people usually keep at home in their fridges and cupboards, urbanites are just three meals away from starvation. But despite all the stock-piling around the world, beer supply chains weren’t disrupted during the pandemic. If there were empty shelves, it was because consumers thought they would survive on pasta, tomato sauce … and toilet rolls! Isn’t it strange that brewing beer wasn’t mentioned explicitly on any list of essential industries during the first lockdown?