Beer from here, but far-flung hops crop: Local farmers slow to meet craft brewers' demand

  • by: M.L. JOHNSON , Associated Press
  • Updated: January 11, 2014 - 2:20 PM

MILWAUKEE — Craft brewers eager to capitalize on the local food movement have created a strong demand for hops to flavor their all-local beers, but farms in most states have grown slowly because of high investment costs and limited knowledge of the plants.

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