hist-brewing: Bad news for homebrewers

bfarrell at windermere.com bfarrell at windermere.com
Mon Oct 8 14:09:12 PDT 2007


It's a good time to make some mead.

Bob Farrell
Portland, OR


Quoting Bill Velek <billvelek at alltel.net>:

> For whatever reason (head in the sand??), I wasn't aware of the bleak
> news for hop and malt prices until I spoke with my LHBS last week and
> then read the following in a news report today : "Firms that turn barley
> into brewing malt informed craft brewers of price increases ranging from
> 40% to 80%, and hops suppliers announced increases ranging from 20% to
> 100%, depending on the variety of hops." -- an exerpt taken from
> http://online.wsj.com/public/article/SB119153971071549546.html
>
> Yikes!!!  I don't know if my wife will let me keep homebrewing.  ;-)
>
> Cheers.
>
> Bill Velek



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