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Claim: ‘Climate Change’ Is Creating a Hops Shortage for Brewers

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Life may not be all beer and Skittles, but if drastic measures aren’t implemented immediately, we may never again know the embrace of that nectar of the gods that is beer. Like ever.

Despite having the second largest hops-producing country in the world, America’s commercial hops largely come from three states: Oregon, Washington, and Idaho.Despite having the second largest hops-producing country in the world, America [continues to source?] commercial hops come from [only?] one of three states

In fact, Washington alone is said to account for almost three-quarters of all hops production in this nation. According to the Hop Growers of America, 71 percent of US hops in 2015 originated in Washington, while Oregon and Idaho accounted for 15 percent and 11 percent, respectively.

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