Here's some Ohio-related beer news:
-- The website 614 Magazine has a profile of Zauber Brewing Co. in Columbus. Brewer and owner Geoff Towne tells the site that he always had an eye on the state capital for his brewery. “It’s always been a place we circled on the map,” he said. “I thought, ‘Why doesn’t Columbus have a microbrewery of size? It’s got such perfect demographics for craft beer … why isn’t it better spoken for?’ I always just felt Columbus was prime, and that there was no particular reason why there wasn’t more action. It was just an exposure issue. There is no reason why Ohioans’ taste buds are any different than anyone else’s taste buds in the country.” To read the full story, click here.
-- The website Columbus Food Adventures has a write-up about Rockmill Brewery in Lancaster and its new tasting room. "This former horse farm is charmingly pastoral with picket fences and manicured lawns giving way to deciduous woodlands," the site says. "There’s a gurgling stream, a large pond, a suspended wooden bridge over the stream and a small chapel. It’s idyllic enough to make even this ardent city dweller consider moving to the country." To read the full write-up, click here.
-- Reuters has a story about how MillerCoors, which has a brewery in Trenton, Ohio, is helping farmers save water. (It takes about four gallons of water to make one gallon of beer.) "It is not going to be one organization or one company or one government that is going to solve this problem. It is going to take all of us collectively," Kim Marotta, MillerCoors director of sustainability, told the news service. To read the full story, click here.
-- The New York Times reported that Anheuser-Busch InBev, which has a brewery in Columbus, agreed to buy the share of Grupo Modelo that it did not already own for $20.1 billion, concluding a multiyear effort to take full control of the maker of Corona Extra beer. "The deal will solidify Anheuser-Busch InBev’s position as the world’s biggest brewer and as one of the industry’s most tenacious consolidators," the newspaper wrote. To read the full story, click here.