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Posted by: mcq on Wednesday, January 10, 2007

It's enough to make a grown man cry:
There's another commodity in short supply and going up price — the hops. Several breweries are already raising their prices. Anheuser-Busch plans a price increase early this year. Brewing insiders say hops, one of the grains used to make beer, has gone in up in price nearly 25 percent in a year. And production is down, too. Breweries are also facing increased costs for energy and even the aluminum used in cans.
Of course if you drink something beside that mega-brewery domestic swill the price will still be worth it. But yes it does make one 'hopping mad'.
 
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ohh, feel sorry for the IPA loving hopheads. Drinking a St. Arnolds Spring Bock right now, first of the season.
 
Written By: ChrisB
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I feel like this is a lead in for random evil events in the PC game "Stronghold" or "Stronghold Crusader"

"Crop weevils have destroyed our hop plants my lord, the crop is ruined!"

What’s next, wine?, less corn for the corn liquor? Is there no end to this madness?

It’s all Bush’s fault (just like everything else....)
 
Written By: looker
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Part of this is due to a major hop fire late last year...

Plus, we homebrewers are buying up supply... Sam Adams may boast about a pound of hops per barrel (31 gal), we’re regularly using anywhere between a 1/4 and 1/2 pound in a 5 gallon batch :-)

Time to pour myself a beer...
 
Written By: Brad Warbiany
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Brewing insiders say hops, one of the grains used to make beer, has gone in up in price nearly 25 percent in a year.
I call for an increase in the minimum drinking wage. How can a family of four survive on 50K a year if the cost of my brew is gonna go up? Where’s Teddy K on an issue I could get behind him on??? Is there no JUSTICE?

/humor
 
Written By: meagain
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Hops are not grains; they are flowers. And Hophead is the best hop-centric beer I’ve ever tasted; it’s just freakin’ amazing.
 
Written By: Jeff Medcalf
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Hops are not grains...
Yeah, I saw that too ... whoever wrote it probably drinks Shirley Temples, cause they d*mn sure ain’t beer drinkers.
 
Written By: McQ
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I’m enjoying a delicious Miller High Life right now - $6.99 for a case of 12. It may not be hoppy, but it is still the champagne of beers.
 
Written By: Aldo
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Mega brewery swill? I really thought better of you than to be engaged in of all things Beer snobbery. Nothing could sound more petty and silly. Hey just for your information, I think most Europiss and most microswill are crap. Usually just a strong beer with waaaay too much hops in it. But hey that’s ok, If you like really bitter things in your mouth then go for it. Me I like Dos Eqqes, Michelob, but Bud and Coors are fine too. It all depends on your taste.
 
Written By: kyle N
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yuengling is my taste of choice. Oldest brew in the country!
 
Written By: josh b
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Nothing could sound more petty and silly. Hey just for your information, I think most Europiss and most microswill are crap. Usually just a strong beer with waaaay too much hops in it. But hey that’s ok, If you like really bitter things in your mouth then go for it. Me I like Dos Eqqes, Michelob, but Bud and Coors are fine too. It all depends on your taste.
Yup, and yours sucks. ;^)
 
Written By: McQ
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Yuengling is good beer. But with this price increase I guess I’ll just have to stick with scotch and other spirits. Uh, it’s for the price break. Honest.
 
Written By: Jeff the Baptist
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OH GOD! Can we cut out the farm subsidies for like, corn or something and put them towards hops? I mean ... I’m a pragmatic Republican, so naturally ... erm ... the country’s best interest ... uh ...
 
Written By: Ronnie Gipper
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Yup, and yours sucks. ;^)
as does yours, and youra snob to boot
 
Written By: kyle N
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I blame the macho culture of America.

Too much hops in beer is simply bitter. IPA’s have become the new "how many jalapenos can you stand in your salsa?" thing.

A little heat is good, but too much simply sears your taste buds so that you can’t taste anything else. A little hops adds some interest, but too much and you can’t taste anything else.

I’ll stick to Black Butte, where there is some *real* taste, and you guys can brag about how bitter a beer you can stand.

And, if all else fails, there’s always Jamesons.
 
Written By: bud
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Too much hops in beer is simply bitter. IPA’s have become the new "how many jalapenos can you stand in your salsa?" thing.
Oh please ... I’ve been drinking IPAs for 30+ years. Just because someone overhops something and calls it an "IPA" doesn’t make it one. It’s up to you to know the difference. But one thing is clear it isn’t a real (and good) IPA without the hops.
 
Written By: McQ
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as does yours, and youra snob to boot
Heh ...you bet ... but only because I know good beer.
 
Written By: McQ
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Wow!!! Your site is beautiful!! I love the artwork.
 
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