Here are two interesting beer-related stories:
-- The Associated Press reports that Anheuser-Busch InBev says that its profits rose in the first quarter in spite of falling sale volumes in important markets. The company, which has a brewery in Columbus, said Tuesday that even though revenues grew by 1.5 percent in the first quarter, volumes declined by 4.1 percent. To read the full story, click here.
-- Bloomberg reports that German beer sales fell in the first quarter to the lowest level in 20 years. "We had a long, snowy winter, so people did not go out that much to have beer in the sun," Marc-Oliver Huhnholz, a spokesman for German Brewers Federation, told the news service. To read the full story, click here.