Here are a few interesting beer-related stories:
-- The Cleveland Plain Dealer reports that Fat Head's Brewery and Great Lakes Brewing Co. are helping to raise money for the nonprofit Ales for ALS campaign. The effort involves Washington state-based Loftus Ranches and Hopunion creating a hops blend and donating it to brewers who then create a beer, with a portion of the proceeds going to the ALS Therapy Development Institute, the newspaper says. To read the full story, click here.
-- Bloomberg reports that a former Anheuser-Busch InBev employee who claimed the company sells watered-down beer told a judge the brewer is out to punish his whistle-blowing with a lawsuit alleging he divulged trade secrets. To read the full story, click here.
-- Advertising Age reports that MillerCoors may be working on a new beer called "Fortune" along the lines of rival Anheuser-Busch InBev's Bud Platinum and Black Crown. "With our focus on innovation, we have a lot of products in development but many may never get to testing," a spokesman told the trade journal. To read the full story, click here.
Washington state-based Loftus Ranches and Hopunion created a hops blend. They donate it to brewers, who then create, brew and sell an ale. -- A f