Beer costs are rising, and forking over big bucks for a six pack is enough to make us tear up. According to an article by Loren Berlin at MSNBC, supply, demand, and Mother Nature are to blame. A poor hops harvest in Bavaria coupled with excess heat that has damaged grain crops across China and the former Soviet Union have boosted production - and thus retail - costs. Even if future harvests are better, the prices are likely to remain high.
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