Beer Makers in Lather Over Rising Price of Hops

Andy Duback
Seven Days | December 3, 2007
Hops and barley, the two agricultural cornerstones of beer production, have seen price hikes in the past few months that make crude oil look affordable: 100 to 400 percent for hops; 25 to 50 percent for barley, which is made into malt. In Vermont, which has the largest number of artisan brewers per capita in the country, this is sobering news.

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