The average price of a pint of beer could hit £4 after poor weather forced up the price of hops.
“It is a bleak time for everyone,” said Iain Lowe, research and information manager at Camra. “These price rises have been predicted for a long time. Hop farmers have not seen any price rises for years, but the appalling summer has finally forced the prices up.
“Prices at the pump could easily go up by 60%.”