Here are some interesting beer stories:
-- Drink Up Columbus reports on the new Temperance Row Brewing Co. planned for Westerville. “That we are doing a brewery in the capital of prohibition is awesome,” Toni Cabilovski, owner of Temperance Row Brewing Company and Uptown Deli, says. “Literally behind us there’s a street that the leaders of the Anti-Saloon League lived on, and its nickname is Temperance Row, so we’re calling it Temperance Row Brewery as a nod to the history of the area.” To read the full story, click here.
-- Businessweek reports that hop prices are rising as craft brewers make more hoppy beers. "The average price for all hops was $3.59 per pound in 2013, nearly twice as much as in 2004, according to data from the Hop Growers of America," the publication says. To read the full report, click here.
-- The Beer Institute reports that it has hired James A. McGreevy III as president and chief executive officer of the trade association. McGreevy, 49, joins the Beer Institute from the American Beverage Association (ABA), where he was senior vice president of government affairs. To read the full news release, click here.
-- Businessweek reports on a battle in Guatemala between Anheuser-Busch InBev and Cervecería Centro Americana. AB InBev is slashing prices -- a can of Brahva sells for 39 cents -- to compete with competitor Gallo. To read the full story, click here.