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09.2007

Massachusetts Beverage Business

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HOW MUCH for a PINT?

SO MUCH FOR THE DAYS of dollar drafts. Faced with rapidly escalating production costs, the prices of beer are creeping upwards, much to the dismay of brewers throughout the world. Demand for corn to convert into biodiesel has farmers ignoring their less-lucrative barley crops. As a result, low barley production has forced a 79% price increase in almost a year. And the demand for steel and glass is also causing prices to rise. If this keeps up it'll soon cost the same for a Bud as for a glass of bubbly.

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