Here are some interesting beer-related stories:
-- It's that time again to vote for BeerCity USA honors. Cleveland is one of the options among the communities. The Internet poll ends Friday (May 10). To read about the poll or vote, click here.
-- ABC News reports that San Francisco brewery Cevercería de MateVeza has designed five beers to taste like Girl Scout cookies. That's right, beers that taste like Do-si-dos, Peanut Patties, Samoas, Thin Mints and Trefoils. “One of our customers brought in a box of Samoas, which happened to be my favorite, and one of our ‘beertenders’ said, ‘This would taste pretty good with a beer,’” Jim Woods told ABC. “I said, ‘I bet I could brew all the Girl Scout cookies.’” To read the full story, click here.
-- CNN reports on the "8 best beer towns in the USA." "We've scored each out of 10 for history, breweries, bars and events, and would like to think every one of you will read the whole piece quietly, captions and all, nodding sagely as the indisputable truth of every line hits home," author Lauren Passell wrote. The cities, in order, are: Portland, Ore., San Francisco, San Diego, Boston, Denver, Philadelphia, Bend, Ore., and Asheville, N.C. To read the full story, click here.
-- China Daily reports on the craft beer movement in China. The craft-beer industry in China is without a doubt going to expand rapidly within the next five to 10 years," Leon Mickelson, brewmaster at The Brew in Shanghai, told the news service. "I see more and more craft-brew pubs opening up within Beijing and Shanghai, which will raise a lot more awareness and will ultimately benefit the industry as a whole." To read the full story, click here.