According to this article in today’s Washington Post, a “perfect storm” of conditions may conspire to drive up beer prices in 2008. Some craft beers may go up as much as $1 per six pack.
Besides higher prices for hops and barley, one reason is an increased demand for beer in China. What’s driving the Chinese to drink more beer?
A friend suggests that it’s all the preparations for the Olympics. Just imagine what’ll happen when all those Americans arrive.
Two solutions: Either cut back on beer consumption or start brewing your own.