Monthly Archives: August 2014

Why Your Hops May Cost $1 Billion more by 2020!

I’ve heard some criticism about a figure I mentioned in an earlier blog post  “Greedy Growers and Dirty Dealers” in which I said the investment necessary in the industry over the next 5 years could be as high as $1 billion if the growth in craft continues. When I was a student, I admit used […]

Craft Beer is a Trend, Not a Fad

There seems to be no shortage of articles proclaiming the growth in craft beer can’t continue.  People say it’s not going to last, that it’s a fad.  Recently, in a Bon Appetit article, Sam Calagione of Dogfish Head fame, even went so far as to say, “There’s a bloodbath coming” when referring to the competition […]

Why Hop Prices are Really Rising? Opening the Kimono.

We touched briefly on this in our previous post, Greedy Growers & Dirty Dealers  However, recently an interesting article by Eric Connor in USATODAY has been making the rounds among hopheads the past days on the Twittersphere.  It claims the rise in the cost of hops is responsible for the high prices of craft beer. The […]