A plaque remaining from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem.

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Entry from September 23, 2021
“Beer shortages soon. Please panic buy”

The COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic resulted in some shortages. “Beer shortage expected. Panic buy now” is a jocular sign that has been printed on many images. Versions of this sign were printed at bars and liquor stores. However, these signs also existed before the pandemic.

“BEER SHORTAGES SOON. PLEASE PANIC BUY” (shown on a sign, apparently from the Rat Trap pub in Swindon, UK) was posted on Twitter by Gareth Jones on March 29, 2012.

“BEER SHORTAGE EXPECTED. PANIC BUY NOW” (shown on an image) was posted on Facebook by BAY HORSE on September 24, 2021. “Beer shortage soon. Panic buy here” (Shown on a pub sign of “The White Hart") was posted on Facebook by Mark Chambers on September 24, 2021.


Wikipedia: COVID-19 pandemic
The COVID-19 pandemic, also known as the coronavirus pandemic, is an ongoing pandemic of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) caused by severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), first identified in December 2019 in Wuhan, China. The outbreak was declared a Public Health Emergency of International Concern in January 2020 and a pandemic in March 2020.

Twitter
Gordon O’Neill
@makingvideowork
Serious beer shortage ahead, best go panic buy
8:34 AM · Mar 29, 2012·twicca

Twitter
GaragePride
@GaragePride
Sign outside a local pub “Beer shortages soon. Panic buy here”
11:04 AM · Mar 29, 2012·Twitter Web Client

Twitter
Timothy Jones
@TimJonesStaffs
Beer shortage soon. Panic buy at your local pub.
3:42 PM · Mar 29, 2012·Twitter for iPhone

Twitter
Gareth Jones
@Pokershark
Beer shortages, panic buy here wink
("BEER SHORTAGES SOON. PLEASE PANIC BUY” is shown on a bar sign.—ed.)
4:22 PM · Mar 29, 2012·Twitter for iPhone

Twitter
Mark Russell
@m66rus
@MKDonsFC great sign “beer shortage soon! Please panic buy now ! “. Lol!
4:27 PM · Mar 29, 2012·Twitter for iPhone

Twitter
Sharon
@Up2SnowGood
Our local pub has a sign outside. ‘BEER SHORTAGE - PLEASE PANIC BUY’ tickled me....
4:56 PM · Mar 29, 2012·Twitter for BlackBerry®

Twitter
Logic Bomb
@Logic__Bomb
Beer shortage?! Now panic buying is justified #fuelshortage #petrol
("BEER SHORTAGES SOON. PLEASE PANIC BUY” is shown on a bar sign.—ed.)
3:52 AM · Mar 30, 2012·Twitter Web Client

Twitter
lemonsoju
@lemonsoju
CRISIS! “Beer Shortage - Please panic buy!”
CRISIS! “Beer Shortage - Please panic buy!”
CRISIS! “Beer Shortage - Please panic buy!”
twitpic.com
("BEER SHORTAGE! PLEASE PANIC BUY!” is shown on a bar sign.—ed.)
4:55 AM · Mar 31, 2012·Twitter for iPhone

Twitter
Simon J. Ellis-Hughes
@simonjhughes
Like this; seen today outside Kings Arms, Stratton on the Fosse: #Beer Shortage! Panic buy now!
11:51 AM · Apr 1, 2012·Twitter for Windows Phone

Twitter
Tim Montgomerie
@montie
Sign outside Salisbury pub: “Beer Shortage --> Feel Free To Panic Buy”
Sign outside Salisbury pub: “Beer Shortage --> Feel Free To Panic Buy”
Sign outside Salisbury pub: “Beer Shortage --> Feel Free To Panic Buy”
twitpic.com
6:41 AM · Apr 7, 2012·Twitpic

Twitter
Fraser Digby
@TheFraserDigby
Just drove past the Rat Trap in Swindon they get the award for best pub sign “ Beer Shortages (soon) Please Panic Buy” !! #quality
7:24 AM · Apr 12, 2012·Twitter for BlackBerry®

7 June 2012, The Daily Mirror (London, UK), “Taking Notice,” pg. 46:
Others (signs—ed.) we liked include: At a Swindon pub: “Beer shortages soon. Please panic buy” seen by Tony Alexander, from the town, and a London Chinese restaurant called Wok This Way, from R Wood, St Albans, Herts.

Twitter
Phil Larratt
@CllrPhilLarratt
Seen this evening on one side of a freestanding sign outside a pub on the side of the A508 in Grafton Regis, Northamptonshire: BEER SHORTAGE SOON - PANIC BUY HERE!
7:32 PM · Mar 14, 2020·Twitter for iPhone

Twitter
Sam
@Silvermoon1981
Saw a great little sign as I walked past a pub to work. It said ‘Beer shortage panic buy here —>’ lol
6:53 PM · Mar 17, 2020·Twitter for iPhone

Twitter
The Royal Dyche
@theroyaldyche
Well everyone’s going crazy over fuel, it could be beer next people.. 
Panic buy here now
("BEER SHORTAGE COMING SOON… PANIC BUY NOW!!” is shown on a bar sign.—ed.)
#beer #shortage #fuel #burnley #joke
12:47 PM · Sep 24, 2021·Twitter for iPhone

Facebook
Mark Chambers
September 24, 2021 at 1:41 PM ·
THE WHITE HART
Beer
shortage
soon
Panic buy
here

Facebook
BAY HORSE
September 24, 2021 at 2:32 PM ·
Why worry about fuel shortage for your car, worry about fuel shortage for yourself instead 😁
Start panic buying here now for the beer shortage 😉
(The following text is shown on an image.—ed.)
BEER SHORTAGE
EXPECTED
PANIC BUY
NOW

Facebook
Diane Sims
September 24, 2021 at 2:50 PM ·
BEER SHORTAGES IMMINENT !
panic buy here ! 🤪

Twitter
Jamie Nokes
@NOKES_____
Beer Shortage
Panic Buy here!
3:40 PM · Sep 24, 2021·Twitter for iPhone

Twitter
Tom Laramie
@Irishbackroads
Replying to @RichardBentall
Saw a photo of a sign outside a pub. “Beer shortage soon. Panic buy here.”
4:24 PM · Sep 24, 2021·Twitter for Android

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