Hops Shortage Could Raise Beer Prices

Isthmus | January 14, 2008
The shortage stems from major crop failures in Europe, growing beer sales in China and South America and, thanks to the weak dollar, rising exports of American hop varieties. It is expected to last through 2008, and the market could remain unstable into 2011.


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