Hops – up in flames

From NPR:

About 4 percent of America’s hops have gone up in flames. Most of America’s hops are grown in the Yakima Valley in Washington state, where a 40,000-foot warehouse storing hops burned down yesterday. According to the AP story, “By mid-afternoon flames engulfed most of the building, sending up plumes of smoke and a pungent aroma.”

The cause of the fire is not known. Nor is the effect on beer and beer prices. The world mourns. Start hoarding now.

If you brew your own, it might be time to hoard an extra bit of hops now. (via boingboing)

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