Bad hop harvest threatens craft breweries

FILE - In this May 7, 2015 file photo, craft beers are served at the Maine Beer Company in Freeport, Maine. With an explosion in growth in the craft beer industry over the last decade, some universities are now offering classes on the business of craft beer. One of the newest is an online certificate program being offered by the University of Vermont starting in February 2016. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty, File)

(WISH) — Craft brewers are finding that one key ingredient is in short supply.

Breweries are scrambling for hops after a bad harvest. CNBC reports a drought, along with big demand for local ingredients, has caused a shortage of supply in England.

Even in the United States, the heat and drought earlier in the year “meant mixed results for crops,” according to the U.S. Hop Growers of America.

Indiana is home to nearly 100 craft breweries, according to the Brewers of Indiana Guild.

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