Beer shortage looming, Carlsberg warns

Holding a party this weekend? You’d better stock up now. Carlsberg is warning that a strike at its Fredericia plant could result in shortage of kegged beer and bottled soda by the weekend. About 130 employees at the Jutland plant began striking Monday in protest over the hiring of a non-union worker. Despite a meditator ruling that the strike was illegal and issuing picketers fines of 35 kroner per hour, the employees voted to continue the stoppage again today. A Carlsberg spokesperson said the company normally has enough inventory to last a week, but reassured beer lovers there would always be something on the shelf to buy. “It will be impossible to avoid a shortage, but we will never run out entirely.” That’s probably the best news ever. – Jyllands-Posten