Beer Drinkers: Do Your Part for the Earth

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Global warming is killing one of the world’s most beloved industries: beer. Biofuels have created a shortage of the flavor-giving hops plant, Treehugger reports, and now, climate change has caused a number of barley crops to fail. Australian climate scientist Jim Salinger said that, at least in Australia, “It will mean either there will be pubs without beer or the cost of beer will go up.”

While there’s still some suds left in the global keg, Tom Philpott over at Grist has a few brews that tread lightly on the earth. Philpott ran an admittedly unscientific taste test of some organic beers, including the North Coast Cru D’Or Belgian-Style Ale, which he describes as “a party in a bottle.”

Bennett Gordon

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