Here are some interesting beer-related stories:
-- Columbus Business First reports that Zauber Brewing Co. is expanding and adding a full bar that will sell craft beer other than its own. “If all goes well,” brewer Geoff Towne told the publication, “we’ll be swinging hammers on July 2.” To read the full story, click here.
-- The website Columbus Underground reviews the new Seventh Son Brewing Co. in Columbus. "They’ve got the space, the talent, and already, the loyal customer base to ensure that Seventh Son will be brewing for a long time to come," author Ayana Wilson writes. To read her full report, click here.
-- The Associated Press reported that Boston Beer Co. stock boomed after a Goldman Sachs analyst boosted the brewer's rating and price target because of the success of Angry Orchard. To read the report, click here.
-- CNNMoney reports on how beer taxes on a six-pack vary by state, ranging from 1 cent to 66 cents. Here in Ohio, it's 10 cents, ranking the state 33rd. To check out the report and see an interactive map, click here.
-- The Jerusalem Post reports on the success of Schmaltz Brewing Co., the maker of He'Brew beers. Schmaltz is getting ready to open its own brewery in Albany, N.Y., after years of contract brewing. “You don’t have to be Irish to drink Guinness. You don’t have to be Belgian to drink Chimay. And you don’t have to be Jewish to drink great Jewish beer,” owner Jeremy Cowan tells the newspaper. “If the beer tastes great and the shtick is funny, then why wouldn’t anybody like it?” To read the full story, click here.
To T-- The MetroWest Daily News in Framington, Mass., held a blind tasting of 16 double India pale ales and declared Rampage Imperial IPA from Black Diamond Brewing Co. as the winner. To read the full story, click here.