KC breweries manage short supplies in craft beer’s hops race
A heavy infusion of hops in craft-brewed beers has turned beer drinkers into sniffers, tasters and debaters. Piney, citrus and earthy aromas also have led to short supplies of some highly sought varieties of the hops that deliver these pungent punches. Relax, area brewers say. The shortage is under control and beer’s hops race runs unfettered.