About 4 percent of America's hops have gone up in flames. Most of America's hops are grown in the Yakima Valley in Washington state, where a 40,000-foot warehouse storing hops burned down yesterday...The cause of the fire is not known. Nor is the effect on beer and beer prices. The world mourns. Start hoarding now.More here on CNN.com. h/t to Gordo.
Have you read The Unbearable Nonsense of Craft Beer - A Rant in Nine Acts by Alan and Max yet? It's out on Kindle as well as Lulu.
Maureen Ogle said this about the book: "... immensely readable, sometimes slightly surreal rumination on beer in general and craft beer in particular. Funny, witty, but most important: Smart. The beer geeks will likely get all cranky about it, but Alan and Max are the masters of cranky..."
Ron Pattinson said: "I'm in a rather odd situation. Because I appear in the book. A fictional version of me. It's a weird feeling."