Here are some interesting beer stories:
-- Bloomberg Businessweek reports that the sales of Corona have surged since Constellation Brands acquired the entire brewery. The funny thing is that Corona is a bad beer and the only reason for its success is marketing, Bloomberg says. To read the full story, click here.
-- The Los Angeles Times reports on three myths about skunky beer. "There is a whole spectrum of 'off flavors' that can plague beer, but there is one flaw that is so common many people feel that it’s an intentional flavor in certain brands -- especially a particular brand of Mexican lager," author John Verive writes. To read the full story, click here.
-- The Milwaukee Business Journal reports that Milwaukee County Parks are seeking to create a mobile beer garden -- one that would hop around to different parks selling beer. To read the full story, click here.
-- The Associated Press reports that Oregon State University has launched the Oregon Hops & Brewing Archives in an effort to preserve craft beer's impact on the state. "We live in an important moment historically that is reclaiming craft beer heritage and culture," says Peter Kopp, an agricultural historian at New Mexico State University and an unofficial adviser to the OSU project. "People are going to stay interested (in beer) for a long time. That's what we're trying to document, this historical shift during the late 20th and early 21st centuries." To read the full story, click here.
-- The State in South Carolina reports that Lexington, S.C., is in the running to land Stone Brewing Co., where is expanding with a second brewery. Other possible locations include Myrtle Beach and Charlotte, the newspaper says. To read the full story, click here.