I'd wish HB_99 a happy birthday, but I know the truth! HB_99 doesn't exist. He is part of a secret government conspiracy to infiltrate and dismantle the homebrewing movement in America.
Fact: Bush was elected President.
Fact: In his time as President gas prices have risen sharply, causing higher prices in grains and hops.
Fact: In his time as President, Bush has pushed for bio-fuels and ethanol in particular to help ease the gas crunch. This has resulted in grain farmers giving up raising precious brewing grains and growing corn for ethanol instead, again driving grain costs up and resulting in limited availability!
Fact: During Bush's presidency, a hop fire mysteriously occurred affecting hop prices and availability. The fire was claimed to be 'accidental' but there is overwhelming proof our own government was involved and that they set fire to our own hop farms!
Fact: During Bush's presidency, keg deposits all over the country have been skyrocketing, resulting in increased cost and limited availability of kegs to homebrewers!
Fact: I completely fabricated this whole thing to bust HB_99's balls on his birthday! Happy birthday you ol' bugger!