Here are some interesting beer stories:
-- The Cincinnati Business Courier reports that Boston Beer Co. is spending nearly $6 million to expand its Samuel Adams brewery in Cincinnati. “This will enable us to increase the capability of our brewery so that we can keep up with the brewing demands as we introduce new, innovative styles of beer like our Barrel Room Collection,” company spokeswoman Suzanne Pace told the publication. To read the full story, click here.
-- The Brewers Associated posted a short Q&A with Yellow Springs Brewery brewer Jeffrey McElfresh. In the short report, he says IPA and tacos are his favorite beer paring. To read the entire Q&A, click here.
-- The Detroit Free Press reports that Short's Brewing has announced a $3 million expansion in Elk Rapids, Mich. “If you look at Oregon, the market share of the local craft beers is about 30 percent, whereas in Michigan we just recently reached 5 percent. We’re still behind the national average,” partner Scott Newman-Bale told the newspaper. To read the full story, click here.
-- The Hendersonville Times-News reports that Sierra Nevada is getting closer to opening its North Carolina brewery. "While there still is more work to do before full-scale production commences, Sierra Nevada has achieved a spot-on flavor match between its two top-selling brands produced in Mills River and at the company’s Chico, Calif. brewery," the newspaper says. To read the full story, click here.