Here are some interesting beer-related stories:
-- Advertising Age reports that Anheuser-Busch InBev will release a new beer brand called Black Crown. "Though originally created in L.A., it's a beer born out of the collaboration of all of Budweiser's 12 brewmasters," said Robert McCarthy, vice president of Budweiser. "The beer is an amber lager that is a little darker than Budweiser, but is flavorful and like Bud very drinkable." To read the full story, click here. To re
-- The Los Angeles Times has a story about third quarter earnings for MolsonCoors -- which has a brewery in Trenton, Ohio. The company admits it's worried about future beer sales. “Most of our portfolios are skewed toward mainstream … and we suffer from not having enough exposure to premium,” Chief Executive Peter Swinburn said in a conference call with analysts. “What you will see in all of our innovation activity that we have undertaken over the last couple of years and going forward, we are very much skewed toward premiumizing the portfolio." To read the full story, click here.
-- Anheuser-Busch InBev wants its logo removed from the film Flight. The company says it never gave permission for its beer to be used in the film, which is about an alcoholic pilot who crash lands his troubled plane. "We would never condone the misuse of our products, and have a long history of promoting responsible drinking and preventing drunk driving," Budweiser Vice President Robert McCarthy said in a statement to the Associated Press. "We have asked the studio to obscure the Budweiser trademark in current digital copies of the movie and on all subsequent adaptations of the film, including DVD, On Demand, streaming and additional prints not yet distributed to theaters." To read the full story, click here.
-- Granite City Food & Brewery, which has a location in Maumee and is opening another restaurant in suburban Cleveland, reported third quarter earnings. The company says sales climbed 35.7 percent to $31.1 million over the same period last year. To read the full report, click here. peri