Here are some interesting beer stories:
-- The website Drink Up Columbus has a Q&A with Dan Cochran, brewer and owner of Four String Brewing Co. in Columbus, about his plans to open a tasting room. "For about a year and a half I’ve wanted to have a taproom here," he told the site. "It’s always been a question about space and square footage here in the building, and a few months ago I just decided that this is something we need to do." To read the fulls story, click here.
-- Medical News Today reports that a study shows young men who prefer beer are more likely to be binge drinkers. "Men with a penchant for beer display riskier drinking behavior compared to those who do not have a particular preference when it comes to alcoholic beverages," the story says. The study was conducted by the Institute of Social and Preventive Medicine at the University of Zurich and Lausanne University Hospital. To read the full report, click here.
-- Today.com reports that there's a TV sitcom in the works based on Dogfish Head Craft Ales. The show would star Ken Marino, who was Sam Calagione's roommate at New York University. “It was actually my wife's idea – she does most of the thinking in our partnership.” Marino told Today.com. “We pitched it to Sony TV earlier this summer and they loved it.” To read the full story, click here.
-- CNN reports that South Africa is going crazy for craft beer. "It's not about volume consumption," Greg Casey, owner of Banana Jam Cafe in Western Cape, tells the news channel. "It's become about flavor and it's about trying something that's a little more special, like a bottle of wine." To read the full story, click here.
-- An Australian television station reports about a man who has 4,500 beer cans on display. "When there was only a few it wasn't too bad," the man's wife told the station. "It was just a little hobby of Mack's and that was okay. But it's taken over downstairs now and it's just out of control!" To read the full story, click here.
-- The Los Angeles Times reports on five dog-friendly brewpubs in the Los Angeles area. I am not aware of any in Ohio -- not to say there aren't. Dogs would present a problem. A sign outside the Yellow Springs Brewery in Yellow Springs even has a sign saying no dogs allowed. Owner and brewer Nate Cornett said he isn't into cleaning up after a dog at the tasting room. To read the full report, click here.