Here are some interesting beer-related stories:
-- Boston Beer Co. founder Jim Koch is in Columbus today (Aug. 5) to talk about the brewery's Brewing the American Dream program at an Economic Community Development Institute event. "For me, Ohio feels like home," Koch told Columbus Business First. "It’s where I spent the first 18 years of my life." To read the full story, click here.
-- MillerCoors is pushing back against complaints from beer snobs that Blue Moon isn't a craft beer. "We should be proud to make beers that grow and are popular — that's the American way," MillerCoors Chief Executive Officer Tom Long told Bloomberg. "Being small and unpopular, what's the utility in that?" To read the full story, click here.
-- The Sacramento Bee reports on the growing popularity of craft beer. "On the weekends, people buy more domestic beers" for entertaining, John Yoon, who owns A&P Liquor in Sacramento, Calif., told the newspaper. But during the weekdays, he said, "A lot more people drink (craft beer) for the taste." To read the full story, click here.
-- CNNMoney reports that the U.S. Postal Service wants to start shipping beer, wine and liquor just like Fed Ex and UPS do. It's not legal for the Postal Service to ship alcohol. To read the full story, click here.