GUINNESS has been forced to make a significant change to their draught cans due to shortages brought on by the Covid-19 pandemic.
The cans will no longer have floating widgets, and will instead revert back to using a fixed widget system.
Guinness' parent company Diageo confirmed the news in statement, stressing that the move was "a temporary change".
Supply issues due to the pandemic have forced the issue, but Diageo say they hope to bring back the floating widgets by "early 2021".
"As a temporary measure, we reverted to a fixed widget system in our can formats until production of the floating widget returns," the company said.
#Liveline @joeliveline Both Peter and Sean realised their cans, usually 400ml, contained just 370ml of Guinness. The floating widgets were missing. They're convinced the black stuff tasted different (although Diageo disagree). Full statement from Diageo below: pic.twitter.com/My4InJMyaK
— Liveline (@rteliveline) October 21, 2020
"The fixed widget can is slightly smaller at 470mls.
"This temporary change was made simply to ensure the supply of Guinness Draught in a can — it contains exactly the same Guinness, just in a different can format."
They added that the usual 500ml floating widget cans will still be available in 8-pack form.
Just when you thought the pandemic couldn't mess with our beer any further...