A report says a worldwide beer shortage could be on the way...thanks to climate change.
USA Today says beer could be scare and therefore more expensive in the future:
The production of barley, the main ingredient in beer, is likely to drop substantially because severe droughts and heat extremes will become more frequent as the climate changes, the study says. "Average yield losses (of barley) range from 3 percent to 17 percent, depending on the severity of the conditions," the study says.
That said, researchers for a beer trade group say the study doesn't account for all factors, and you shouldn't lose any sleep over a potential beer shortage.