Here are some interesting beer-related stories:
-- WKRC-TV Channel 12 in Cincinnati has a report on Fifty West Brewing Co. as part of its regular "So Cincinnati" feature. To watch the video, click here.
-- Dogfish Head and Sierra Nevada have teamed up with German glassmaker Spiegelau to create a beer glass designed specifically for India pale ales. "The goal of this initiative was to develop a glass that would serve as the new global standard for the American IPA style of beer, just as the world recognizes ‘wheat,’ ‘pilsner’ and other beer glass styles," Spiegelau Vice President Matthew Rutkowski said in a prepared statement. “We are thrilled to have collaborated with America’s preeminent IPA brewers on this project, as this further validates that we are offering beer drinkers a glass that will maximize their tasting experience to its fullest potential.” To read a Time story, click here.
-- Ready to rumble for a glass of beer? A company has developed an arcade game called The Last Barfighter that pits two people against each other with the winner getting a beer dispensed right from the machine. To read the story and see a video, click here.
-- A New York optometrist is serving beer and cocktails before eye exams. "Don’t worry. None of the team is drinking! We are not a sterile [hospital],” Dr. Justin Bazan told the New York Post. “We are friendly, helpful and like to have fun! We have beer/wine tastings all the time. Heck, if it’s been a rough day and you need something strong, just ask. We got you.” To read the full story, click here.
-- U.S. News & World Report has a story about how big brewers are trying to squash the craft beer movement. "Their preferred business model is an oligopoly," Boston Beer Co. founder Jim Koch told the magazine. "I don't see them as trying to deliberately set out to destroy us. But we are very potentially the collateral damage." To read the full story, click here.