Hops, like those held here by D.C. Brau’s Jeff Hancock are a key ingredient in brewing beer. (Bill O'Leary/The Washington Post)
“There are lots of arguments that can be made both in favor and against buying brewing ingredients locally. You can talk quality, price, selection, economics, service, and environmentalism. . . . However, one of the things I appreciate most about shopping online is the ability to get exactly what I want.”

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