July 3, 2012

Higher hop prices

Over at, they report that hop prices are going up, which can affect the craft brewer:

“The more craft beer (there is) brings more people into the industry and more people into the area,” said craft beer drinker, Wayne Putterson. “Turning our Yakima County into beer and wine for tourists would be awesome!”

Standard picture of hops

Click the above link to read the whole article.  I wonder how this might affect the home brewer or will we see higher prices at the bottle shops due to the trickle down affect?