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Report: Hipsters driving up the price of beer

Another reason to dislike hipsters? Is it even possible?

According to the Los Angeles Times, yes: Hipsters are reportedly driving up the price of beer.

Researchers cited the booming popularity of Pabst Blue Ribbon -- popular with hipsters -- as a main factor for the overall rise in the price of beer.

"I believe the single biggest driver in sub-premium beer price increases is indeed specifically PBR," [Research Sciences President Chuck] Ellis said. "It has become quite fashionable."

Ellis also said that lower-priced beers, like PBR, have seen a double-digit price percentage increase.

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Carter Nacke graduated from Arizona State University's Walter Cronkite School of Journalism in 2010. He has been with KTAR since March 2011.

In addition to being a news junkie, Carter enjoys talking sports -- mainly soccer and hockey -- and covers the Arizona Coyotes for ArizonaSports.com.

He is an Arizona native and enjoys traveling.

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