Evan! said:Wow, I commend the authors on their thorough journalism. I really appreciate in-depth coverage such as this. In other news, Iraq going badly.
In any case, it's a good thing I have 27 cases in my basement and 25 gallons in carboys.
Orfy said:What is the source?
I don't take notice of gossip like that.
abracadabra said:Hold on to you wallets this is just the beginning.
Several articles like this appeared yesterday.
Bernie Brewer said:Why should this be a surprise? We homebrewers have been paying higher prices for ingredients for months. It was only a matter of time before the commercial brewers had no choice but to raise their prices as well.
Oh, and I still buy commercial, too.
zoebisch01 said:The thing is that most (smart) breweries have hop price contracts so if we see super high prices, then either they are gouging the consumer or didn't have a contract. Grain has gone up somewhat, but not enough to merit huge price hikes.
I still buy commercial as well.
abracadabra said:Apparently a great number of homebrewers according to this thread:
31 out of 46 responses said that yes they buy commercial beer only 2 said no.