It's time for “Brews in the News,” a bi-weekly Bites ‘N’ Flights feature highlighting recent craft beer news. Here you’ll find local, national, and global stories covering my favorite topic: beer!
Here are some beer-focused stories that caught my eye over the past two weeks. Enjoy!
Diageo, which has its U.S. headquarters in Norwalk, plans to open a Guinness brewery and visitor center in Maryland. The opening of this new brewery will mark the first time in 63 years Americans wouldn't have travel all the way to Dublin to get the full Guinness experience.
Hefty attempts to answer the age-old question – can beer be good for you? According to this article, sure. It can protect against dementia, prevent kidney stones, increase bone density, and more. We also know that it's a great post-run refreshment. However, articles like this tend to spark debate...
The writer of this Outside Online article decided to investigate stories like the clickbait above, and found that drinking beer – or any alcohol – is not going to do you any favors (and remember, moderation is key). However, the claim that beer can help prevent kidney stones held up.
Basically, fermentation and the nutritional benefits associated with it led to the dawn of civilization. Very early versions of wine and beer helped soften the rocky transition to from hunting/gathering to a crop-growing society. Who knew?!
If the wall is built, it's bad news for Corona fans. Corona is the top imported beer to the U.S. and could take a pricey hit.
"Barely Beer Barons," a new show available to stream on Amazon Prime, follows three friends who opened a brewery in San Bernardino, Calif. Watch then plan a visit to Brew Rebellion to meet the fellas and taste their product!
This is just the kind of news I needed to see: three super cool ladies who banded together to start Lady Justice Brewing, a Colorado brewery that donates its proceeds to local charities and organizations. How awesome is that?
Theresa McCulla starts the greatest position ever created – she'll be studying and chronicling the rise of the craft beer industry in the United States. And yes, the job includes sampling.
Your turn: What’s the most fascinating piece of beer news you read this week?