Here are some interesting beer-related stories:
-- The Mansfield News Journal reports on the Phoenix Brewing Co., a new production brewery and tasting room that is opening in a former mortuary in Mansfield. “We just want people to be able to appreciate locally owned product,” co-owner Josh Beard told the newspaper. To read the full story, click here.
-- Today.com reports on nine unique beers from this summer's SAVOR event in New York City. Willoughby Brewing Co. picked up a special mention for its Peanut Butter Cup Coffee Porter. The beer was described this way: "big hits of peanut butter and coffee, both of which were sent into the stratosphere when paired with a butterscotch brownie topped with crushed pretzels." To read the full story, click here. "
-- CNBC reports on a deal between Boston Beer Co. and JetBlue Airways that means the Samuel Adams Boston Lager in a can will be available on JetBlue flights. Founder Jim Koch held a beer tasting at 35,000 feet Tuesday to celebrate. To read the full story, click here.
-- Consumer Reports magazine is taking some heat for ranking the best craft beers in the U.S., based on a blind taste test of 23 ales and lagers. The magazine reviewed plenty of beers that beer snobs don't consider real craft beer such as Shock Top and Blue Moon. The Los Angeles Times notes that one beer critic said: "Stick to cars and electronics, Consumer Reports." To read the full story, click here.