Here are some interesting beer stories:
-- The Washington Post reports on the booming legal side of the craft beer industry. “I got where I am through a love of craft beers and craft brewers,” attorney Marc Sorini says. “I started getting very interested in beers early in my legal career. It occurred to me it’d be fun if I could represent these guys, and lo and behold, you can.” To read the full story, click here.
-- The Denver Post reports on how Coors is struggling amid the craft craze. “Basically the biggest trouble we have is on-premise sales,” says Pete Coors, chair of the Molson Coors Brewing Company and Chairman of MillerCoors. “We have a lot of bar owners who are enamored with craft beers. They are beginning to take off the premium light handles and putting bottles behind the bar instead and replacing the handles with craft beer handles. We lose 50 percent of our volume when that happens.” To read the full story, click here.
-- Brewbound reports that craft beer sales continue to rise. They are up 24 percent, with IPAs and farmhouse ales leading the way, according to research firm IRI. To read the full report, click here.
-- CNBC reports on the changing tastes of craft beer drinkers. "Cosmetics companies are geared up to be able to bring out, very efficiently, a whole new set of colors to match a particular fashion or season. Breweries have to do a similar thing," Simon Thorpe, chief executive officer of Brewery Ommegang, says. "Keeping things fresh, new and relevant is the single biggest challenge that all breweries face." To read the full story, click here.
-- Patch reports on a new advertisement in Pennsylvania claims that selling beer in grocery stores will kill kids. Beer isn't sold in grocery stores in the state. To read the story and watch the video, click here.
-- The Detroit News reports that a Michigan brewer became so irked with a bumpy commute to work that he devised a new beer. Brewery Vivant has released Pothole Stout. To read the full story, click here.