Here are some interesting beer stories:
-- The website TapPullers reports on Wolf's Ridge Brewing, a relatively new brewpub in Columbus. "It was really important for us to have a restaurant to act as a brand for the brewery, especially when we got up and running," Bob Szuter tells the site in a lengthy Q&A. To read the full report, click here.
-- NPR reports that California brewers are afraid how the drought hitting the West could impact their breweries. "If [the county] shifts us over to groundwater, we'd have to sacrifice our nice water supply — that unique, signature, clean Russian River water," Lagunitas head brewer Jeremy Marshall tells NPR. To read the full story, click here.
-- Coolmaterial.com reports on "25 Beers You Must Try." The top brew is Heady Topper from The Alchemist. Others include Great Lakes Edmund Fitzgerald, Three Floyds Dark Lord and Samuel Adams Utopias. To read the full list, click here.
-- The Shanken News Daily reports that major craft beer bars are expanding all over the U.S. The report cites Miller's Ale House, World of Beer, Yard House, The Brass Tap and others. To read the short report, click here.
-- USA Today reports that President Obama plugged Goose Island Beer Co. while at the White House this week. To read the short item, click here.
-- The Boston Beer Co. which operates a Samuel Adams brewery in Cincinnati, reported that fourth quarter 2013 net revenue increased 34 percent over the same period last year. To read a news release from the company, click here.
-- Bloomberg reports that Anheuser-Busch InBev is forecasting an improving beer market in the U.S. and growth in Brazil thanks to the upcoming FIFA World Cup. The brewer reported fourth-quarter earnings that beat estimates. To read the full report, click here.