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HOPPING MAD

BEER DRINKERS’ WALLETS will be a little bit lighter this year, and it has nothing to do with paying off your holiday credit card bills. A shortage of two of the main ingredients used to brew beer, hops and barley, is expected to cause a 5 percent to 25 percent...
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CRAFT is KING

WHERE WOULD THE BEER industry be without craft brewing? It may only make up a small percentage of the industry but the craft beer segment has largely been carrying the weight of the beer category on its shoulders. The Brewers Association reported recently that the volume of craft beer sold...
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PIZZA and BEER: UNITED in a GLASS

FEW THINGS IN LIFE go together as well as pizza and beer. But what if you could have a pizza-flavored beer? Chicago real estate broker Tom Seefurth accidentally invented pizza beer last year while practicing his home brewing. On a whim he added some tomatoes, oregano, garlic, and basil to...
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HOW MUCH for a PINT?

SO MUCH FOR THE DAYS of dollar drafts. Faced with rapidly escalating production costs, the prices of beer are creeping upwards, much to the dismay of brewers throughout the world. Demand for corn to convert into biodiesel has farmers ignoring their less-lucrative barley crops. As a result, low barley production...
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PRECIOUS METALS

WHO KNEW THE ILLEGAL scrap metal market would be so lucrative? With metal prices rising, beer makers are anticipating losing hundreds of thousands of kegs and millions of dollars this year as more and more kegs are being stolen and sold for scrap. The beer industry is joining with the...
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