Part of the problem is increased demand. There is a lot more brewing out there than there used to be.
Part of the problem also is decreased supply. For example, the hops warehouse fire will be problem in the market until the 2007 crop comes out and is processed. Just about every brewer I talk to right now is a bit anxious about it and coming up with contigency plans.
Beer is good for anything from hot dogs to heartache.
Drinking Frog Brewery, est. 1993