Here are some interesting beer-related stories. I haven't put one of these lists together in awhile so this is a little lengthy as I catch up:
-- There's no such thing as "beer goggles," a researcher says. “We still see others basically as they are,” Dr. Amanda Ellison told the Telegraph, a British newspaper. “There is no imagined physical transformation -- just more desire." To read the full story, click here.
-- The Plain Dealer reports on Great Lakes Brewing Co. turning 25 years old this year. Reporter Joe Crea writes that the brewery has been approached to open Great Lakes pubs in Chicago, Toronto, New York City, Pittsburgh and other markets. To read the full story, click here.
-- The Sun News reports on the Lizardville Beer Store and Whiskey Bar in Rocky River. "The intimate, 21-and-older space behind the beer shelves invites lounging, with cozy, rustic paneling, comfortable seating and an open kitchen. There are only a handful of tables, however, so come early if you want to hang," author Cathy Phillips writes. To read the full story, click here.
-- Patch reports that the new World of Beer in Lakewood is slated to open on March 19. To read the story, click here.
-- The Los Angeles Times writes about the four essential beer books. The newspaper recommends: Ultimate Beer by Michael Jackson; How to Brew by Jon Palmer; Tasting Beer by Randy Mosher; and The Brewmaster's Table by Garrett Oliver. To read the full story, click here.
-- Wired magazine reports on the science behind green bottles. "I have a new beer rule. Avoid beer in green bottles," author Rhett Allain writes. To read the full story, click here.
-- The third annual Southern Michigan Winter Beer Festival is noon to 5 p.m. Saturday (March 9) in Jackson, Mich. The event will feature about 150 beers. To read a preview, click here.
-- Flying Fish Brewing Co. in New Jersey has raised nearly $45,000 for charities to held rebuild after Superstorm Sandy by selling a single beer: F.U. Sandy, a Philadelphia television station reports. The F.U. stands for Forever Unloved. To read the full story, click here.
-- Anheuser-Busch InBev fought back this week against claims that it waters down its beer. The brewer took out full-page ads in major U.S. newspapers. “They must have tested one of these,” the full-page ads say, showing a can of the drinking water that the company donates to the American Red Cross for disaster relief. “We take no shortcuts and make no exceptions. Ever.” To read the full story in the Kansas City Star, click here.
-- Speaking of watered-down beer, CNN tested Anheuser-Busch InBev brands and concluded the alcohol content isn't what's on the label. To read the full story, click here. Meanwhile, NPR had the brands tested and they were at full strength. To read the NPR report, click here.
- 2013 (332)
- 2012 (565)
- 2011 (461)