I've seen a few predictions being rolled out about what people think will occur in the beer industry this year so here is one of my own...
The so-called coming hop shortage will be countered by global warming causing better conditions for growing hops in the UK and Ireland.
Hipsters will therefore turn their attention to buying farmland and cultivating hops (badly, because let's face it they're just city hippies) instead of starting up breweries and will all become millionaires for selling weeds, making the rest of us cry into our sours.
You heard it here first, people. As you were.