You're going to want to try another alcoholic drink because, in the near future, beer might not be an option. A new study indicates that rampant climate change will have catastrophic effects on our beer supply.\nThe study, conducted by a team of academic researchers and published in Nature Plants, shows that there's guaranteed to be a beer shortage due to troubling climate prediction models. Drought and extreme heat wrought by climate change will wreak havoc on barley crops because the plant is extremely sensitive to heat.\nThis new study is part of an extensive body of new research on the effects of climate change on agricultural goods and so-called "luxury essentials". Using projections, the study is trying to "assess future sudden changes in barley production and subsequent changes in beer consumption across the world in years when extreme drought and heat occur".\nOther than water, beer is by and large the world's most popular beverage by volume consumed. In 2017, the world consumed 186.72 million kiloliters of beer - roughly 295 billion 633ml cans.\nCanada is one of the top beer drinking and beer producing countries in the world and if the study's projections come to pass, Canadians will be faced with huge price increases. Those future price increases will be felt the hardest in Quebec.\nView this post on Instagram Beautiful day for an IPA! This one is called '1497' comes from out east in Cape Breton, @route19brewing 🇨🇦 nice smooth mouth feel and carb levels...interesting sweet, citrus, but bitter finish...yum! #craftbeer #canadacraft #beer #ontario A post shared by That Canadian Beer Guy (@beerfromcanada) on May 27, 2019 at 10:17am PDT\nIt's estimated that overall beer prices in Canada will increase by at least $4.35 in the worst possible scenario. While the study doesn't focus on Quebec, we can make a few educated predictions.\nView this post on Instagram FunkyPom 2017 Ale fermentée avec du moût de pomme et ses levures naturelles pour ensuite être affinée 6 mois en barrique de vin. Assemblée à une jeune saison avant l'embouteillage. Fruitée et funky avec une finale sèche. (6,7%) #beer #wildale #applebeer #brasseriegenerale A post shared by Patrick Mireault (@maltehops) on Sep 17, 2018 at 5:39pm PDT\nLet's use 'Labatt Blue' as our example. According to Dep-Quebec, a two-four of Labatt costs $30.99 at a grocery store. Factoring taxes, the total price ends up being $35.63.\nIn the worst-case scenario, as projected by the study, will raise the base price to $34.35 (let's call it $34.99). You're gonna end up paying a total of $40.23. That's a price difference of $4.60.\nREAD ALSO: This is What Happens When You Leave A Dog or Kid In a Hot Car (Video)\nThe study projects what they call "extreme events" (warming from 3°C to 8°C) will have destructive effects on beer production. Smaller countries will feel this effect the most. According to their model, the most affected country seems to be Ireland.\nView this post on Instagram Durant 40 jours au désert Jésus fut tenté par Satan. Il buvait des lagers et les anges le servaient…" Évangile selon MaltéHops 🤓🍺 3 heures 40 jours – Lager blonde (collaboration avec La Confrérie et Jonathan Rondeau-Leclaire) Deux décoctions. Trois heures d’ébullition. Six semaines de conditionnement à froid. Trois personnes enthousiastes. Et une barrique de chêne. Pintable à souhait, un vrai ti-jus. #lager #beer #beerporn #fortheloveofbeer #quebecbeer #quebeccraftbeer #craftbeer #biere #biereduquebec #microbrasserie #microbrasserieduquébec A post shared by Patrick Mireault (@maltehops) on May 30, 2019 at 4:44pm PDT\nAs they used a "single crop model", the study does admittedly have some limitations. Considering that prices and crop production were evaluated based on climate projections, things might not be so dire. Or, they might be even worse than projections.\nView this post on Instagram The limited edition @ceyadams packaging that helped inspire #NationalMuralDay. Tag a friend you’re creating with on May 7th 🎨 A post shared by Pabst Blue Ribbon (@pabstblueribbon) on Apr 29, 2019 at 3:16pm PDT\nCrucially, this doesn't mean that you should go out and drink all the beer before it disappears. The study used projections from 2010 all the way to the year 2099, so don't worry...yet.\nI know I threw a lot of numbers at you before, but it's important to visualize how unchecked climate change will affect our wallets. Remember, even though you're not feeling it now, you will eventually.\nClimate change is everywhere. It's the reason we've seen a record number of heatwaves this year. If governments don't get the acts together, it'll only get worse.\nBuckle up, world. The climate is changing.