As the summer season approaches, consumers might end up paying more for their beer and soft drinks. The reason? The cost of the bubbles in the drinks is going up.

“It’s a big concern,” said Vinnie Cilurzo, owner of Santa Rosa, Calif.-based Russian River Brewing Co., which employs more than 200 people at his brewery and restaurants. He has been paying 25% more for his carbon dioxide since last month, but so far, has been absorbing the higher cost.

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