Time to start stockpiling beer? Beer apocalypse!?
"Where beer is concerned, Reuters reported today that higher costs for malting barley could force brewers to raise beer prices next year, though there's a reprieve this year from tight supplies from Canada, the biggest exporter.
Quality of some barley is in question because of flooding in Canada and Australia.
“Drink up now, is my advice," Dwayne Dubois, the CFO at Big Rock Brewery, told Reuters, signalling price hikes later this year or, more likely, next year." (Globe and Mail, Mar.7, 2011)
Going to store now, then building cellar ... talk later