Here are some interesting beer stories:
-- The Willoughby News-Herald reports on Willoughby Brewing Co.'s gold medal win at the World Beer Cup for Peanut Butter Cup Coffee Porter. “We’ve always had a tremendous customer response to this beer, but to be recognized by our peers in a competition of such magnitude is a brewer’s dream,” brewmaster Rick Seibt says. To read the full story, which includes a short video, click here.
-- The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports on Pittsburgh Craft Beer Week, which kicks off Friday (April 25). To read the full story, which really focuses on the Pittsburgh Real Ale Festival on May 3, click here.
-- Gayot reports on the top 10 fruit beers. The list is led by James Joseph Raspberry Redemption. Other recommendations include Lindemans Pomme and Samuel Smith Organic Strawberry. To read the full list, click here.
-- The Denver Post reports that Colorado's expanding industry is going through some growing pains, especially when it comes to small breweries and taprooms. "It's not so much that municipalities are saying that we don't want them here in the first place. People want them there," says Kevin Bommer, deputy director of the Colorado Municipal League. "(But) with any other state or local license, you have dealt with (noise and traffic) issues upfront, or the local municipality has a chance to rectify those issues." To read the full story, click here.