Here are plenty of interesting beer stories:
-- The Columbus Dispatch reports that the Brass Tap plans to open a location in Polaris. The craft beer bar will have 80 taps. “Columbus Brewing Co. to Elevator, anything we can get our hands on that is made in Columbus,” Mic Foster, the franchisee who also owns a Brass Tap in Cincinnati, says about the selection. To read the full story, click here.
-- Queen City Fresh reports on the new book Cool Beer Labels, The Best Art & Design From Breweries Around the World, which features work from Nelter Small Batch and references HalfCut and MadTree Brewing Co. To read the full report, click here.
-- Watchdog.org reports on how it's illegal for people in Pennsylvania to buy beer out of state and bring it back home. “I wasn’t aware that it was actually illegal,” Adam Vickers says after buying a 12-pack. Don't worry, though. The website says police aren't cracking down on this "crime." To read the full report, click here.
-- The Austin Business Journal reports on Texas brewery Austin Beerworks releasing a 99-pack of Peacemaker Anytime Ale. To read the full story, click here.
-- The St. Louis Post Dispatch reports on the new Shock Top Spiced Banana Wheat. To read the short write-up, click here.
-- TodayIFoundOut.com poses the question why beer isn't sold in plastic bottles. "Well, perhaps the answer that's most pertinent to us as customers is that putting beer into plastic bottles can affect how it tastes," author Karl Smallwood writes. To read the full report, click here.
-- The Denver Post reports that residents of Crested Butte, Colo., are angry that their town is being taken over for a Bud Light promotion. Crested Butte is serving as the setting for the beer's Whatever promotion. "The town government is not elected to turn the town into a weekend beer hall, using public resources and public property," former U.S. Sen Tim Wirth says. To read the full story, click here.
-- Maui Bikini Blonde Lager is sky high. Literally. Maui Brewing Co. announced that the beer will be served on Hawaiian Airlines. “As Hawaii’s largest craft brewery we’re proud to partner with Hawaiian Airlines in having a truly local beer available to passengers. I am looking forward to enjoying a great beer as I travel to and from the islands,” Garrett Marrero, founder of Maui Brewing Co., said in a news release. To read the full news release, click here.
-- Richmond.com put together a story citing the 13 Signs that You're Drinking Too Much Craft Beer. No. 6 is: "You go to Busch Gardens just to give the finger to the brewery tour guide." To read the full list, click here.