Coronavirus crisis leaves Tesco ‘running out of beer’ as Brits bulk buy booze

Tesco stores around country are reportedly running out of beer amid the coronavirus outbreak as thousands of people flock to shops to stock up.

Pictures of empty beer aisles have flooded social media overnight, with stores in different regions seemingly experiencing a beer shortage.

The photos follow a nightmare Saturday for supermarkets, who experienced larger than normal footfall in store.

Some shoppers were even up at the crack of dawn yesterday, queuing up at Aldi, before filling their trolleys with non-perishable goods.

Asda , Sainsbury's , Tesco and Morrisons have also implemented measures to restrict shoppers from buying items.

But according to some, the “real panic” began on Saturday when shoppers realised that beer stocks were low.

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Posting an image of beer-free shelves on a UK Prepper and Survival group, a man said he thinks it's "officially time to start panicking" as "Tesco is running out of beer due to self-isolation."

In response one member of the group said: "I’ll bet nobody has bought Corona…"

While a second added: “We are judging social breakdown on what will sell out first… Stella or Bud Light.”

Hundreds of consumers have also taken to Twitter to express their dismay at the dire beer situation and several urged people to go to their local off licence.

One user said: "Ok cleaning stuff and loo roll gone from my local Tesco is one thing but now the beer is running out too."

While a second said: "I'm going home to get the big car – Tesco are running out of beer."

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Even the non-alcoholic beer has been raided, with a shopper from Tesco in Colney Hatch sharing a picture of an empty shelf.

They said: "That was the #NonAlcoholic section of @Tesco #ColneyHatch this afternoon – note there was plenty of @BrewDog beer but most of everything else gone!"

Daily Star Online has approached Tesco for a response.

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