30-35: Varieties of hop flower used in brewing beer

47 million: Inventory of hops, in pounds, held by brewers, growers and dealers, as of Sept. 1

22: Percentage decline in hops inventory since 2005

30-100: Percentage increase in malt prices since a year ago

10: Estimated percentage increase in the price of beer by year’s end

Source: Poynter Institute


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