Covid-19 is prominent as Drinks Insight Network lists the most popular tweets on beverages in March 2020, based on data from GlobalData’s Influencer Platform.

The top tweets were chosen from influencers as tracked by GlobalData’s Influencer Platform, which is based on a scientific process that works on pre-defined parameters. Influencers are selected after a deep analysis of the influencer’s relevance, network strength, engagement, and leading discussions on new and emerging trends.

Top tweets on beverages in March 2020

1. Eli Greenblat’s tweet on Carlton and United Breweries’ Covid-19 notice

Eli Greenblat, a reporter, tweeted about a notice issued by Carlton and United Breweries, Australia’s biggest brewer, regarding the possibility of beer being unavailable in Australia for next three months if the government does not exempt breweries from the current lockdown.

The government of Australia announced the closure of all non-essential stores and businesses due to the Covid-19 outbreak. Carlton noted that the government should exempt breweries as shut down of operations can affect beer production and thousands of jobs. The company noted that the UK and other countries have allowed retail and takeaway alcohol and recommended that the Australian government take similar steps.

Username: Eli Greenblat

Twitter handle: @EliGreenblat

Retweets: 81

Likes: 117

2. Jacob Dean’s tweet on fermentation tanks

Jacob Dean, a food and travel writer, shared a video of the fermentation tanks at Cruzan Rum’s brewery in St. Croix in the U.S. Virgin Islands. The video shows the movement, which occurs due to the interaction between water, molasses (sugar), and yeast, within fermentation tanks.

The movement occurs without the addition of any other ingredients and without any mechanical agitation.

Username: Jacob Dean

Twitter handle: @SchadenJake

Retweets: 57

Likes: 391

3. Roger Protz’s tweet on cask ale being at a disadvantage during the Covid-19 outbreak

Roger Protz, a writer, noted how breweries are making beer available online and via drive-through during the restrictions being imposed by governments in various countries due to the Covid-19 outbreak.

Roger noted that local brewers are unable to sell cask ale in a similar way as they have been forced to shut down operations or conduct beer festivals. He added that cask ale is at a disadvantage compared to other beers due to the current restrictions.

Username: Roger Protz

Twitter handle: @RogerProtzBeer

Retweets: 46

Likes: 263

4. Kara Newman’s tweet on distilleries converting gin into hand sanitizer

Kara Newman shared an article on how various distilleries across the US are converting gin and other spirits into hand sanitizers and cleaning products during the Covid-19 pandemic. Some breweries are using various forms of gin to clean their table tops and other areas due to a lack of supply of sanitising liquid. They are also distributing these liquids to local hospitals.

Other breweries are making hand sanitizers by mixing gin, aloe vera and other ingredients and providing them to people who are in need of them.

Username: Kara Newman

Twitter handle: @karanewman

Retweets: 34

Likes: 82

5. Jeff Alworth’s tweet on supporting local breweries during the Covid-19 pandemic

Jeff Alworth, a blogger, urged people who were purchasing beer to buy it from local breweries in his tweet. He noted that local breweries are in need of direct sales and need the business as they have been forced to close their operations due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

Jeff added that many breweries will deliver beer to homes and urged people to call and enquire regarding their willingness to deliver. He noted that it is necessary to support you local brewery during the uncertain economic environment.

Username: Jeff Alworth

Twitter handle: @Beervana

Retweets: 25

Likes: 64