Here are some interesting beer stories:
-- Hoperatives.com reports that Christian Moerlein Brewing and Rhinegeist Brewery won medals at the recent Indiana Brewers' Cup at the Indiana State Fair. Christian Moerlein received a gold for Se7en hefeweizen and two bronze medals for Lager House Helles and Barbarosa. Meanwhile, Rhinegeist won a gold for Zen and a silver for Truth. To read the full report, click here.
-- The Cleveland Plain Dealer reports on the rise of the Waterloo Arts District, which will include Waterloo Brew. The brewpub will feature indoor bocce courts. To read the full story, click here.
-- WCPO reports on the Christian Moerlein Brewing Co. brewing a special beer for the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra. “This was a really fun experience to work with and help brew the Moerlein LumenoCity Pale Ale at Cincinnati’s own Christian Moerlein Brewery in Over-the-Rhine,” Music Director Louis Langrée says. To read the full story, click here.
-- Columbus Alive reports on the incredible growth of the craft beer industry in Columbus and Ohio. “In earlier decades, there was a certain level of ‘fad’ with craft brewing. But now, it’s a lifestyle brand,” Eric Bean, Columbus Brewing Co. brewmaster and owner, says. “We can’t supply Columbus with enough beer.” To read the full story, click here.
-- Drink Up Columbus reports that Seventh Son Brewing has started canning. A limited amount of Humulus Nimbus and Seventh Son American Strong Ale is available. To read the full report, click here.
-- Money reports on five beer stories you'll be reading about this summer: the new Dogfish Head hotel, the Sierra Nevada Beer Camp tour, Trappist monks brewing in the U.S., sour beers and the decline of light beer sales. To read the full story, click here.
-- Graphic designer and JerseyBites.com craft beer editor Peter Culos writes about why people drink what they drink. "In the craft beer world, when people try to explain why anyone would drink mass produced corporate beer, they generally conclude 'It’s all marketing,' " he writes. "So why is the craft beer segment experiencing double digit percentage increases in market share every year while overall beer consumption decreases? Same answer. It’s all marketing." To read the full essay, click here.