Here are several interesting beer stories:
-- The Brew Professor blog reports that Great American Ball Park is getting another craft beer stand. "They are definitely supporting local," Mike Stuart writes. "You all know MadTree has been selling strong all season (how many pictures of PsycHOPathy have you seen this season?!) and Blank Slate’s tasty Shroominous showed up to the party. This stand will host four local taps with Listermann Serpentine Wheat, Rhinegeist Truth, Rivertown Helles, and Rivertown Hop Bomber. Other fan favorites available include Ohio’s Brew Kettle White Rajah and 4Cs, among others." To read the full post, click here.
-- The website MiBiz.com reports on the growing craft beer scene in Southwest Michigan. "From established breweries such as Bell’s Brewing Inc., Dark Horse Brewing Co. and Arcadia Ales to new players such as Boatyard Brewing, Gonzo’s BiggDogg Brewing and Latitude 42, the breadth of breweries emerging and the community among brewers is proving fertile ground for growth in Southwest Michigan," author Nathan Peck writes. To read the full story, click here.
-- The Associated Press reports that Narragansett Beer is reintroducing a 1970s can design featured in the movie Jaws. The company says the design depicting a ship and a red diagonal stripe is being re-released in honor of the Discovery Channel’s “Shark Week." To read the full story, click here.
-- Anheuser-Busch is opening The Biergarten, a new outdoor beer garden, at its St. Louis brewery today (Aug. 6). "For more than 125 years, we've opened our doors and given visitors an in-depth look into the passion and precision that go into making our world-famous beers," Peter Kraemer, vice president of supply and head brewmaster for Anheuser-Busch, said in a prepared statement. "As we look to the next 100 years and beyond, The Biergarten will help continue that tradition by giving guests an unforgettable opportunity to participate in time-honored traditions and enjoy our beers in a beautiful space." To read the full news release, click here.