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Beer prices are going up in Minnesota and beyond. Here's why.

 

February 22, 2022

Renée Jones Schneider, Star Tribune

Packing manager Erik Raivo packaged up beer for distribution at Indeed Brewing Company on Friday, Feb. 18, in Minneapolis.

The cost to make beer is soaring. The price to buy it is catching up.

Up until this point, brewers have largely absorbed the ballooning expenses for their ingredients, including barley, aluminum cans, paperboard and trucking.

But as high costs persist longer than many had hoped, brewers are forced to make the inevitable decision: raising prices on their beer.

"Something has to give," said Bart Watson, chief economist at the national Brewers Association.

https://www.startribune.com/beer-prices-are-going-up-in-minnesota-and-beyond-heres-why/600148944/

 

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