Here are some interesting beer stories:
-- The Boston Globe reports on a Massachusetts man who visited each of the 351 cities and villages in the state to have a beer and raise money for cancer research. He recently completed his quest at the Samuel Adams brewery. “There were two or three times where I was quitting,” Todd Ruggere told the newspaper. “My wife was pregnant and I was leaving all the time.” To read the full story, click here.
-- The New Orleans Times-Picayune reports on Abita Brewing Co. using solar panels to power its brewery. "It really fits in to what we do as a brewery - trying to be a good neighbor and a good environmental steward," Abita Beer President David Blossman told the newspaper. To read the full story, click here.
-- Paste magazine reports that Dogfish Head Craft Ales will open a beer-themed inn near its Delaware brewery. “We’ve already got great excitement from the Department of Tourism, Delaware Economic Development Office and the Governor’s Office for this project,” owner and brewer Sam Calagione told Paste. “And we’re excited to work with the local agencies as well because we’re very confident that this motel will bring a lot more business not just to Dogfish but to the other local retailers and restaurateurs in Delaware.” To read the full story, click here.
-- Fox News reports on serving beer in the right glass. "Beer should be put into a glass for two reasons," Charlie Bamforth, professor of Malting and Brewing Sciences at the University of California, Davis, told the channel. "One is, if you drink the beer straight out of the bottle or a can, you don't get the full appreciation of flavor because most of the flavor of beer is detected through the nose. By dangling your nostrils in the beer—in the headspace above the beer—you actually get a full appreciation of the aroma. The second reason you want to pour it in a glass is so that you can admire the foam, and the appearance of the product." To read the full story, click here. ----
-- To re-- ----------- Time magazine put together a list of "7 signs that the craft beer craze has gone totally mainstream." They include Boston Beer founder Jim Koch becoming a millionaire and politicians seeing craft brewery visits as a hot photo-op. To read the full story, click here.