Now the Terrorists Have Won I hate to be the bearer of news of this magnitude. But we journalists learn early to soldier on through the worst that humanity has to offer. About 4 percent of America's hops have gone up in flames. Most of America's hops are grown in the Yakima Valley in Washington state, where a 40,000-foot warehouse storing hops burned down yesterday. According to the AP story, "By mid-afternoon flames engulfed most of the building, sending up plumes of smoke and a pungent aroma." The cause of the fire is not known. Nor is the effect on beer and beer prices. The world mourns. Start hoarding now.
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Now the Terrorists Have Won

I hate to be the bearer of news of this magnitude. But we journalists learn early to soldier on through the worst that humanity has to offer.

About 4 percent of America�s hops have gone up in flames. Most of America's hops are grown in the Yakima Valley in Washington state, where a 40,000-foot warehouse storing hops burned down yesterday. According to the AP story, "By mid-afternoon flames engulfed most of the building, sending up plumes of smoke and a pungent aroma."

The cause of the fire is not known. Nor is the effect on beer and beer prices. The world mourns. Start hoarding now.