Ladies and gentlemen, we're sorry to be the ones to report this to you but it appears there has been a fire. Don't be concerned for your safety...be concerned for your sobriety. Apparently this fire, in a warehouse in Washington, has consumed four percent of our nation's hops supply. What is hops, you might ask? Oh, just one of the things that makes beer taste beery.
Yes we know we still have the other 96%, but we're still overwrought with emotion so we'll let the fine folks over at The Sporting Life do the heavy lifting on more details:
As of yet, the cause of the fire in Washington’s Yakima Valley is unknown (although the fact it’s happened in Washington’s premier wine region must make some of us suspicious, no?), but local reports note the “pungent” aroma the fire released. Pungent? Again, these ‘reports’ must’ve come from wine types.
via The Sporting Life - The Beer Blaze of ‘06
; also reported at Days That End in "Y"
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Posted by Jake Jamieson at October 5, 2006 9:09 AM