Here are some interesting beer stories:
-- The Cincinnati Enquirer reports on Bridgetown Brew Works, a new brewery that will specialize in German styles. "Cincinnati has a handful of craft beer options, but few really represent our beer-loving legacy," James Gunnarson says. "By honoring our heritage, we're bringing some West Side flavor to the local beer market and giving the Queen City a new, authentically Cincinnati destination." To read the full story, click here.
-- Technomic reports that imported beer enjoyed a great year last year in the U.S. "All the recent chatter about craft beer has drowned out good news about a well-established beer category: imported beer," analyst Donna Hood Crecca writes. Eight of the top 10 imported brands had volume growth last year, she says. To read the full analysis, click here.
-- Just-Drinks reports on a multi-state beer festival planned by Sierrra Nevada. The brewery also is releasing mixed 12-pack of collaboration beers made with brewers across the country. “Together we’ve seen tastes change and craft’s momentum snowball. Beer Camp Across America is our way of reflecting on this - with thousands of brewers, fans and great beers," founder Ken Grossman says. "It should be pretty fun.” To read the full story, click here.
-- The Baltimore Sun reports that The Brewer's Art will rename its beer Ozzy after objections from Ozzy Osbourne. "It's just been one of those things that's been lingering, and it has to happen," co-owner Tom Creegan says. To read the full story, click here.
-- Home & Textiles Today reports that a company behind homemade soda is now offering beer-making kits that make up to 16 ounces of beer when mixed with carbonated water. "The introduction of at-home carbonation brew kits is a new proposition for retailers, opening up the opportunity to sell higher value appliances in liquor departments and stores with cross sell between departments," Aaron Serge Bueno, founder and executive chairman of Sparking Drink Systems, says. To read the full story, click here.
-- The Greenville Citizen-Times reports on the Tapit Cap, a device that attaches to growlers and is designed to keep beer fresher longer. To read the full story, click here.