Here are some interesting beer-related stories:
-- The Columbus Dispatch has a story about the exploding craft brewery scene in the state capital. “People are fed up with the big breweries,” Fred Lee, co-founder of Actual Brewing Co., told the newspaper. “Their beers are lifeless.” To read the full story, click here.
-- Major League Baseball and Anheuser-Busch InBev, which has a brewery in Columbus, announced a deal Wednesday that keeps the brewer as the league's official beer sponsor through the 2018 season, ESPN.com reported. ESPN didn't report the terms of the deal. To read the full story, click here.
-- CBS News has an interview with Samuel Adams founder Jim Koch. "Beer is one of the great treasures of mankind," Koch told CBS This Morning. "It's been with us for 12,000 years. It's been part of our civilization since people settled down into villages. And for many years in the U.S., it's become this kind of mass-marketed, mass-produced product, and it lost the dignity and nobility and respect that beer deserves, and I'm trying to bring back flavorful beer that will earn that respect." To read the story and watch a video with Koch, click here.
-- A new Gallup Poll says Americans prefer drinking beer over wine. To read a Huffington Post story about the poll, click here.