Juul-Pairing Drink White Claw Faces Shortage in U.S. After Boom

(Bloomberg) -- The alcohol-enhanced seltzer White Claw, often paired with the electronic cigarettes Juul and dubbed “Juul Water” as a result, is running out nationwide -- and the internet is freaking out.

White Claw’s been responding to fans on Twitter, assuring customers it’s trying to stock up after they reported the shortage of what’s turned into this year’s fad drink since August.

Users have also been quick to make memes that highlight the hype of the drink, which the company says makes up 61% of the market. The hard seltzer beverage industry overall has tripled in size in the past year, according to Nielsen.

“We are working around the clock to increase current supply and total capacity heading into 2020,” Phil Rosse, president of White Claw’s parent company, said in an emailed response to queries. With the surge in sales, “understandably, our supply chain has tightened,” he added.

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