Beer. Glorious beer.
Cold and refreshing and full of flowers. Flowers?
Yes, flowers. Flowers are responsible for making your beer delicious.
are one of the four main ingredients in beer (and (occasionally tea, and sometimes novelty deodorants and soaps and stuff, but mostly beer).
but that’s a topic for another time
The most popular craft beer style in the world is the hop-heavy India Pale Ale, or IPA.
But now our beer is in danger of disappearing, and it’s all climate change’s fault.
Droughts and rising temperatures have led to the third major hops shortage in less than a decade.
of the harvested flower. On a purely economic level, this increases the costs for the brewery, which then passes that on to the beer drinker.
So if you weren’t already concerned about our future, let me give you a reason: If we don’t protect the planet, we won’t have any beer.
SAVE OUR ENVIRONMENT. SAVE OUR BEER.
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