Here are some interesting beer stories:
-- The Wall Street Journal reports on the mobile canning trend. The story mentions Buckeye Canning, which is based in Amherst, Ohio. "If anybody's getting in this business to make a million dollars and have a cushy job, this is not for them," Lindsey Herrema of Can Van, whose founders sometimes work seven days a week, tells the newspaper. To read the full story, click here.
-- This Week reports on Zauber Brewing Co. in Columbus, which has stepped up to a 20-barrel brewing system. “Demand is not so much a problem for us as much as supply,” owner and brewer Geoff Towne says. To read the full story, click here.
-- The Associated Press reports that a German retailer is opening a shop inside the Christian Moerlein brewery in Cincinnati. Wiesnkoenig, the official supplier of lederhosen for the Munich Oktoberfest, is hoping its fashion-forward take on traditional German clothing takes off in America, the news service says. To read the full story, click here.
-- Forbes reports on the 10 most overpriced NFL stadiums for beer. The Detroit Lions are tops, marking up beer 765 percent. "It’s little surprise that NFL stadium beers aren’t cheap, though TMR’s report highlights the fact that many stadiums have begun offering better value options," author Chris Smith writes. Cincinnati and Cleveland aren't cited in the report. To read the full story, click here.
-- The Gazette reports that a giant sinkhole in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, has unearthed beer caves and the remnants of a long-ago brewery. “They are the Magnus beer caves. That’s exactly what they are,” historian Mark Stoffer Hunter says. “This is very exciting as an historian.” To read the full story, click here.
-- The New York Times published a letter to the editor from Beer Institute President and Chief Executive James McGreevy III, saying beer taxes don't need to be increased. "We will continue doing our part to support our communities, but we don’t believe that increased taxes are the answer," he writes. To read the full letter, click here.
-- The Associated Press reports that Narragansett Beer is starring in political ad for Democratic gubernatorial candidate Gina Raimondo. She touts the brewery's comeback story and says Rhode Island needs a comeback. To read a short story, click here.