There’s an interesting AP story that was printed on Friday afternoon stating that there’s a shortage in hops, which could mean your beer may cost more — and change the flavor.

The reason for the shortage?  According to the story:

“A decade-long oversupply of hops that had forced farmers to abandon the crop is finally gone and harvests were down this year. In the United States, where one-fourth of the world’s hops are grown, acreage fell 30 percent between 1995 and 2006.

Australia endured its worst drought on record. Hail storms across Europe damaged crops. Extreme heat in the western United States hurt both yields and quality.”