Thousands of kegs worth of beer are likely to be poured down the drain within the coming weeks, following weeks of hospitality shutdowns.

Thousands of kegs of beer have been left ‘unwanted’ as the coronavirus crisis pumps the brakes on demand, with some brewers even taking beer back from pubs.

Brewer Lion Australia is reportedly ditching 90,000 kegs or 4.5 million litres of beer across the country at on-site wastewater treatment plants, turning the beer into biogas which can be used to make more beer.

Brewers have also been taking beer back from pubs and bars to ensure that, when restrictions are lifted, our beer tastes fresh. I mean, thoughtful.

But c’mon, they’re more than welcome to send the discarded brew our way, we’ll give it a good home!

Prime Minister Scott Morrison is expected to announce the easing of some restrictions after Friday’s National Cabinet Meeting, although it is not yet known when we should expect pubs, bars and restaurants to reopen.