Here are some interesting beer stories:
-- Quebec brewery Le Corsaire finds itself in hot water with a women's group that's upset over beer names such as The Hooker and La Tite Pute (the Little Slut). The label for The Parrot shows a naked woman in a birdcage. "The name La Tite Pute disgusts me," the head of Quebec's Council on the Status of Women told CBC News. To read the full story, click here.
-- The Week reports on "Seven surprising facts about beer." (Which aren't really that surprising.) But they do include the fact that the first U.S. brewery was started in 1612 in New Amsterdam (now New York City). To read the full report, click here.
-- Granite City Food & Brewery, which has two locations in Ohio, announced that it will deregister its common stock and take the steps necessary to suspend its obligation to file reports under the Securities Exchange Act. “Following its review of the benefits and costs associated with being publicly traded as a reporting company, the board concluded that the financial burden of reporting was greater than the benefit of remaining registered," Chief Executive Officer Rob Doran said in a prepared statement. To read the full news release, click here.
-- The website The Drinks Business reports on the top 10 beers for winter, including Samuel Adams Winter Lager. "These tend to be slightly more alcoholic than ‘usual’ beers and carry a more malty and complex flavour," author Andy Young writes. To see the full list, click here.
-- Men's Fitness reports on some "great-tasting craft beers that won't wreck your body," including Founder's All Day IPA, Samuel Adams Noble Pils and Stone Levitation Ale. To see the full list, click here.
-- KAAL-TV reports on Schell's Brewing Co. in New Ulm, Minn., making a Berliner weisse. To view the report, click here.