FORT COLLINS â€“ All those new E-85 pumps may soon pump up beer prices.
The price of corn is on the rise because it is used in ethanol-based fuel. Many farmers are ditching barley, which is used to make beer, to grow more corn. That translates into higher barley prices and could produce more expensive beer.
Doug Odell, owner of Odell Brewing Company in Fort Collins, paid for this year’s barley last October, when the price was relatively low.
Since then, he has been watching the price of what he calls the “backbone of every beer” skyrocket and does not know when it is going to stop.
“It’s kind of scary to think (about),” said Odell.
I choose not to think about it. Beer helps with that.
Why, this sort of thing could positively ruin Rocky Mountain Blogger Bashes!
Do you good people know how charming I am when you’ve been drinking?