The Craft Beer Week In Review: June 8 – 12, 2015

BrewDog Announces The Selection of Columbus, OH for First American Brewery

The Scottish-based craft beer company had narrowed the choice of a location for its first stateside location down to Columbus and Charleston, SC. The Wednesday announcement was undoubtedly met by audible and some silent cubicle cheers around the Buckeye state. The Columbus location will ultimately house the company's US offices, a visitor centre, a craft beer restaurant and a "suitably epic" tap room. According to BrewDog, the new facility has the potential to bring 100 new jobs to Central Ohio, and funding for the brewery is expected to be opened up for crowdsourcing investment through BrewDog's Equity for Punks program. Read More

What Ohio has to do to win BrewDog's affection here
Columbus brewers say there's plenty of room for the Scottish craft beer maker here

From BrewDog to Snoop Dogg: The Hip Hop Icon is Suing PBR

Snoop Dogg sued Pabst Brewing Co. on Monday, claiming the beer-maker owes him a portion of its proceeds from the company's sale to Oasis Beverages. The rapper signed a three-year agreement in 2011 to endorse Colt 45's fruit-flavored beer called Blast by Colt 45. The lawsuit states his contract called for him to receive a portion of the sale price if Pabst sold its Colt 45 operations before January 2016.  Read More

Shorts Brewery Sign Causes Controversy on Facebook, Removed from Michigan Restaurant

A print of a former Short's Brewery label, depicted a man hanging and was recently on display at 501 Bar and Grill along with other craft beer label images.One local resident's take: "I did a double take because I wasn't sure what I was seeing. I thought is this a picture of a hanging man. The hand looked brown. It looked as it was insinuating a man hanging. I just thought it was distasteful." Read More

More controversy in beer:

Sexist beer labels here
Budweiser offending craft beer drinkers backfiring here

Report: Alcohol use, binge drinking continues to fall among underage

A new government report found that both drinking and binge drinking among young people fell significantly between 2002 and 2013. The percentage of underage people who drank declined from 28.8 percent to 22.7 percent. The proportion of binge drinkers — people who consumed five or more drinks during one occasion — decreased from 19.3 percent to 14.2 percent, according to the report by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. Read More

Illinois Passes Bill That Will Allow Craft Brewers to Expand

A bill has passed both Illinois houses that will allow small brewers to go forward with planned expansions. HB 3237, creates a new type of license called Class 2, increasing the annual production cap to 155,000 gallons for breweries that own up to three brewpubs. Read More

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