03 October 2006

The Horror! The Horror!

Four percent of the US hop crop (that rhymes!) went up in flames at a Yakima, Washington fire yesterday.

If beer companies take a page from the oil companies' pricing guidebook, expect increases in beer prices in the hundreds of percent!

Seriously, though, hops prices will increase as a result of the fire. I doubt there will be shortages to the major brewers. Homebrewers, on the other hand, might experience shortages of their favorite Washington hops, and certainly higher prices in the homebrew shops.

posted by hiikeeba at 10:16


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