Given the hop shortage of 2008 we featured in an earlier article, it was great to hear that Samuel Adams will be offering 20,000 pounds of Tettnang and East Kent Goldings hops pellets for sale to microbreweries at cost. Though the 88 pound boxes are above the reach of most homebrewers, the sale is welcome news to the community. Microbreweries and homebrewers have had to bear the brunt of the hop shortage, as most large breweries have long term contracts with hop growers. We hope Sam Adams generosity will help reduce the pressure on microbreweries and brewpubs. For more details on the hop offer, visit the Samuel Adams web site.
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