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Craft brewers left with bitter taste as barley crop gets drenched

Drop in grain quality pushing up malt barley prices, which are up 25 US cents a bushel in the past month

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Bad weather from Canada to Europe is about to alter the economics of the beer industry's fastest-growing market.

Winnipeg

BAD weather from Canada to Europe is about to alter the economics of the beer industry's fastest-growing market.  Craft brewers such as Jeff Orr, who co-founded Tool Shed Brewing in Calgary, rely on high-grade barley malt used to create the unique flavours that have led to a boom