(And, yes, it’s legal to yell “FIRE!” in a crowded blog)
This is distressing:
YAKIMA, Washington (AP) -- Federal investigators were set Tuesday to begin
an investigation into a fire that ruined about 4 percent of America's yield of hops, used as flavoring in the brewing of beer and ale.
Based on an industry official's estimate of the quantity of hops in the warehouse, the loss could amount to $3.5 million to $4 million. The impact on brewers and beer prices was unclear early Tuesday.
If you’ll excuse me, I need to run out to the store for something.