Most of the hops used to make beer are grown in Washington’s Yakima Valley. Unfortunately for beer lovers everywhere, a 40,000 square foot warehouse of the stuff was consumed by fire yesterday, or approximately four percent of all hops in America. Though no word has been released on the effect this will have on beer supply or pricing, the estimated value of the crop ranges from $3.5 to $4 million. Personally, I’m mourning the loss with a now slightly more rare six-pack, but everyone grieves in his or her own way.
[Via: Boing Boing]