The Cleveland Plain Dealer reported today that the price of hops is rising and therefore the price of beer is rising. What will we (I) do? Suffer through the higher prices, right? It seems that many overseas brewers are coming to the U.S. to buy their hops which has created a shrortage and the resultant higher prices. Of course, I'm having my first Belhaven Scottish Ale as I type this and I'm enjoying every drop so I guess those hops are being put to good use.