“Despite the liquor’s ascendance, the people most responsible for tequila are struggling to survive. Because of agave’s long growth cycle and volatile pricing, many small farmers can’t afford to stay in business when prices swoon. In 2011, there were 3,075 agave producers, according to data from the Committee on Regulation for Tequila. In 2017, there were only 1,946. Simultaneously, tequila production rose, from 261 million liters in 2011 to 271 million liters in 2017.” Bloomberg: How the Tequila Boom Could Go Bust.

+ Barley shortages from climate change could mean less beer worldwide. (Long story short, at the very moment when you need a drink the most, you won’t be able to get one…)