British pubs threw away 70 million pints of spoiled beer during the coronavirus crisis.
Experts say the law on obsolete beer – unsold because of the foreclosure – can be claimed by pubs.
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But the waste cost millions.
The figure is based on the country’s 47,000 pubs, each with an average of ten taps of beer.
Unsaleable beer has been given to farmers for use in creating organic fertilizers or animal feed, with brewers wishing not to waste their product.
But many pubs have struggled to get rid of so many pints during the shutdown period.
Ads shared videos showing spilled gallons to highlight the problem.
Emma McClarkin of the British Beer and Pub Association said: “We think pubs should only open when they are sure to do so, but without additional support now many pubs and brewers will find it difficult to survive. “
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She added: “It is a great shame that so many good British beers that should have been enjoyed in community pubs up and down the country have been lost.
“People will not be able to drink it because it will go out before pubs can reopen. “
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