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  1. JackPMiller

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    Fire Could Affect Nation's Beer Supply


    POSTED: 6:26 pm EDT October 3, 2006


    Slideshow: Fire Threatens Part Of Nation's Beer Supply

    The Federal Bureau Of Alcohol, Tobacco, And Firearms will investigate a fire in Yakima Valley, Wash., that could affect the nation's beer supply.

    The fire broke out Monday at a 40,000 square foot warehouse where hops are stored.

    Firefighters had to remove the warehouses' metal siding and spray water directly on the hops in order to contain the blaze.

    No one was hurt but according to officials, the fire ruined roughly 4 percent of America's supply of hops.

    Industry experts estimate the loss could amount between $3.5 million and $4 million.

    Brewers use hops as flavoring for beer and ale.

    Officials have yet to determine the impact the fire will have on brewers and the price of beer.

    Copyright 2006 by NBC10.com. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.
     
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    Not the point of this thread, but you gotta love how the Feds create an agency that lumps together Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms.
     
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    #15 Jersey

    As long as we are on the subject, one time I went to this restaurant in East Texas, I mean this was in the boonies, on a river with moss hanging everywhere. Anyway this restaurant, which drew a good business, also sold booze, firearms, and ammo to go. Now, that's quite a package.
     
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    Well, if it was hops for one of the mass producers of "beer" like Coors and Budweiser, then I would say that it is doing the US a favour. :D
     
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    Just when the price of gas was becoming reasonable, tradgedy strikes another vital liquid:(
     
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    Noooooooo! Not the BEER!!! Please, anything but the BEER!!!
     
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    This is a tragedy,call FEMA....
    nevermind
     
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    As a personal note, I brew my own. Got two batches in primary right now. I wonder which kinds of hops will be affected?
     
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    Don't think it will effect you,Unlessyou brew LARGE quanity's.
    I myself like India pale ale(In case you need some help taste testing it:p )
     

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