It Started as a Joke, but Now Coronavirus Is Actually Hurting Corona Beer Sales

February 27, 2020



Last month, when people first started hearing about coronavirus, there was a big jump in Google searches to find out if it was spread by drinking Corona beer. There were lots of jokes to be made there. But now the jokes have turned into actual bad news for Corona and their parent company which is based right here in Canandaigua. It turns out that ever since the virus was first detected in December, people's feelings on the Corona beer brand have gone down. A survey found that people are less likely to buy Corona now than any time in at least two years and the "buzz" around it has taken a major negative turn.