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Trouble Brewing for Arkansas Brewers

LITTLE ROCK, AR - There's trouble brewing for small beer makers across the country.

The price of hops and barley, two of the essential ingredients in brewing, continue to rise, as do the costs of shipping and bottling.  That means those looking forward to libation with craft beers likely will see their favorite brands rise in cost.

Russ Melton, one of the owners of Little Rock's Diamon Beer Brewing, says his company will likely have to start adjusting their prices next year.  The brewmaster for Hog Haus Brewing in Fayetteville says his company will likely have to rise prices by 25 cents a pint.

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