Brews in the News II!

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!

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Brews in the News: marrying two of my main interests – beer and news.

Here are some beer-focused stories that caught my eye over the past two weeks. Enjoy!

Diageo plans first new U.S. Guinness brewery in six decades via The Hour

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.

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My goodness my Guinness!

Six healthy reasons to drink more beer via Hefty

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...

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Is beer a health food? We don't care.

Sorry, folks, beer isn't a health food via Outside Online

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.

Sanity break: Society exists because of beer via Mother Jones

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?!

Donald Trump's Mexico tax talk hits Chipotle and Corona beer stocks via Fortune

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.

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Drink cheap Corona while you can. Photo by N3T1O/FlickrCC.

New brewery show "Barely Beer Barons" chronicles unconventional brewers via

"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!

Storytellers: Women use beer to champion social justice in the community via 9News

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?

Raise a glass to the Smithsonian's first beer scholar via

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?

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