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Craft beer fans face squeeze with hops in short supply

European hop harvest blighted by last summer's hot, dry weather, pushing prices higher by up to 50%

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The scarcity of hops, a main ingredient of beer, may get worse as multinationals buy up craft brands and ramp up production.

Boughton Under Blean, UK

FANS of craft beers could soon face higher bar bills as small, independent brewers face a potentially serious shortage of a vital ingredient: hops.

Last summer's hot and dry weather blighted the European hop harvest and strong demand for increasingly

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