Climate Change Poses Threat to Key Ingredient in Beer, NOAA Warns

EcoWatch: As any beer lover knows, hops are a key ingredient in beer. But now, climate change poses a threat to hops production, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). The U.S. is the second largest hops-producing country in the world. But almost all of the nation`s commercial hopyards are located in just three states: Washington, Oregon and Idaho. Washington alone produces nearly three-quarters of all the nation`s hops. In 2015, an estimated 71 percent of U.S. hops were......

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