Brexit Has Now Ruined Beer As Well

By Holly Brockwell on at

In its relentless campaign to make us realise what a bad idea it was to back out of the EU, Brexit has now resulted in Tesco scrapping no less than 31 beer and cider brands because of Leave-prompted price hikes.

The Evening Standard reports that the brands make up more than half of Heineken's range, and include Sol, Amstel, Kingfisher and Tiger. The Dutch brewer said the 6p-a-pint price rise was due to "prevailing economic conditions," namely the plummeting value of Sterling since the referendum result.

It might not be a permanent move by Tesco, though: the supermarket has made it very clear it won't be held over a barrel (pun intended) by price-hiking multinationals, and the withdrawal of other brands including the infamous Marmite incident was very quickly reversed once it hit the headlines.

Marmite, Toblerones, beer – what's next on Brexit's hit list? Kittens and ice cream? [Evening Standard]

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