Higher hop prices for craft brewers?
YAKIMA, Wash. -- Craft beer is a growing trend in Washington State, but Action News learned small brewers are struggling with high hop prices
Local brewers tell us prices have skyrocketed as demand goes up for hops. In fact, three popular types of hops are completely sold out already.
"The more craft beer (there is) brings more people into the industry and more people into the area," said craft beer drinker, Wayne Putterson. "Turning our Yakima County into beer and wine for tourists would be awesome!"
Local craft brewers are hoping for a good year but say there has been a shortage the past few years. If hop prices continue to rise, your favorite glass of beer could too.