Ohio-made beer is hot. So are wine, mead and spirits. Small breweries, wineries and distilleries are popping up at a record pace across Ohio. And many, many more are on the way, as passionate amateurs are turning their alcohol-making hobbies into full-time professions. Fueled by the buy local and local food movements, many of these small businesses are riding a wave of sentiment against big, national brands. The Ohio Department of Liquor Control handed out more alcohol-manufacturing permits in the first six months of this year than it did all of last year. To read my full story in Sunday's Akron Beacon Journal, click here.