The End of Life As We Know It?

Oh no!

FORT COLLINS – 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?

11 Responses to “The End of Life As We Know It?”

  1. Robin Roberts Says:

    And better looking too.

  2. andy Says:

    Please don’t hit on me.

  3. wheels Says:

    I won’t do that, but can I have my picture taken with you?

  4. Matt's Better Half Says:

    Charming? Hmmm…not exactly the word I would pick….

  5. andy Says:

    Well, true, I did think about being truthful and saying “dead sexy and uber-fun,” but then I think people might be intimidated and not show up.

  6. Sean Says:

    E85 is what SUV drivers use to ease their conscience. It accomplish nothing other jacking up beer prices. Bio-diesel is good for denuding the Amazon and killing orangutans. I see nothing good about it.

  7. Mrs. Michael Says:

    I’d like to think that when the E85-thing gets moving in the coming years, that the market will adjust itself, and we won’t have to worry about BEER shortages.

    When Kiwi fruit first hit the American grocery produce departments they were incredibly expensive — but they are much more reasonable now. Also — the price of red bell peppers has been coming down with increased demands and increased supply following the demand.

    Hey — what do I know! I’m a Pollyanna!

  8. andy Says:

    Mrs. Michael, I’m just happy that I don’t drink beer.

  9. Mrs. Michael Says:

    Don’t drink beer?
    Was that beer or tea with a head?

  10. andy Says:

    I can see you’re just in to all sorts of crazy talk, lady.

  11. Robin Roberts Says:

    The use of corn to make alcohol for use in motor fuel is already impacting the poor in Mexico as it was raising the price of corn tortillas to the extent that the Mexican government has to subsidize the price.

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