4% of America’s Hops go up in smoke!

About 4 percent of all hops in the USA went up in flames on second of October. Most of the country’s crop is grown in Washington’s Yakima Valley, where a 40,000-foot warehouse fire consumed rather a lot of the essential beer-brewing ingredient on Monday. AP says: “By mid-afternoon, flames engulfed most of the building, sending up plumes of smoke and a pungent aroma.” On NPR.org

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