Here are some interesting beer stories:
-- The Columbus Dispatch reports on Hopslam-gate -- as some are calling it. A Clintonville beer store has been accused of buying up all the Hopslam at a Giant Eagle and attempting to resell it, which the owner denies. To read the full story, click here.
-- The Newark Advocate profiles the breweries operating in Licking County: Buckeye, Homestead, Granville and Buck's. To read the short rundown, click here.
-- The Marietta Times reports on brewing history in the community. "Although we're a different entity, the brewery was an important part of Marietta's history, and we hope the Marietta Brewing Company pays homage to the original Marietta Brewery," co-owner Tony Styer tells the newspaper. To read the full story, click here.
-- WBNS-TV in Columbus reports on how the weather has had a negative impact on the beer distributing business. Superior reported that its trucks couldn't go out in the severe cold. To read the full story, click here.
-- Toledo City Paper reports on visiting the Columbus Winter Beerfest in an article titled "Beer and Loathing in Columbus, Ohio." It's a rambling recollection of a drunken adventure. "I check my UNTAPPD app on my phone," author Brandon Doriot writes. "I logged 27 beers. I guess I should feel some sort of shame at the ridiculousness of my bender, or some miscalculated pride that I held my own with some legendary drunks in this particular instance." To read the full story, click here.
-- Drink Up Columbus reports that Rockmill and Seventh Son are releasing a collaboration beer. The beer is called Urban Cowboy. To read the full story, click here.
-- Columbus Alive! profiles Zauber Brewing Co. "Zauber translates to ‘magical’ in German, and that is sort of how I feel about beer,” owner and brewer Geoff Towne says. “When you think about it, fermentation is a pretty magical process. You have to hope the yeast is going to do what you want it to do.” To read the full story, click here.
-- The University Herald reports that Auburn University will start offering a brewing degere. "If you wanted to get an education in craft brewing you had to leave the state in order to get that education," Dr. Martin O'Neill, Head of the Department of Nutrition, Dietetics, and Hospitality Management, told The Auburn Villager. To read the full story, click here.
-- AFP reports that Germans are drinking less German beer. Consumption fell for the seventh consecutive year. To read the full story, click here.