Here are some interesting beer stories:
-- The Cleveland Plain Dealer reports on the relationship between craft beer and philanthropy. "The bigger picture is beer is life-sustaining. It's liquid bread, it's affordable," Market Garden Brewery co-owner Sam McNulty says. "If we can afford this indulgence, we should send some help out to someone in need. It's good karma." To read the full story, click here.
-- The Zanesville Times Recorder reports on the new Linser's American Maid from Weasel Boy Brewing. The beer is based on a recipe from the former Simon Linser Brewing Co. “I consider it an honor what Jay and Lori are doing,” Marc Linser, Simon's grandson, says. “I don’t know any other small breweries that pay tribute to their predecessors. It makes me feel proud. We were never expecting Linser beer to ever be around again. I can’t wait to try it.” To read the full story, click here.
-- Columbus Business First reports on Buckeye Canning, a mobile canning business that is helping breweries release their beers in cans. “Some of these cans really are art,” co-owner B.J. Solomon says. “If you’re at the store and you’re on the fence about two beers, you’re going to pick the one that looks cooler.” To read the full story, click here.
-- The Columbus Dispatch reports on a new mobile taproom mounted on the back of a pickup truck. The truck will be making its way around to festivals. To read the full story, click here.
-- Serious Eats reports on how to build a beer book library and offers up plenty of recommendations. "There is a certain comfort and security that comes with a shelf or bedside table piled high with books; a tangible sense of knowledge available for your consumption," author Heather Vandenengel writes. "That feeling is even more satisfying, I've found, when it's pile of books on beer and brewing, and when you know that they are best enjoyed along with a freshly poured pint." To read the full story, click here.
-- Wired magazine reports on what happens when you put beer in a hot frying pan. "The beer (or water if you don’t want to waste a good beer) will turn into a blob that doesn’t quickly boil away, instead sliding around on the pan like an ice skater over ice," author Adam Mann writes. To read the full story, click here.