Here are some interesting beer stories:
-- The website Drink Up Columbus has a preview of the seventh annual Columbus Microbrew Festival, which takes place Sept. 14-16 at North Market. To read the preview, click here.
-- Robert Massie, who runs the blog Bobby Likes Beer, reports that Upland Brewing Co., the second largest brewery in Indiana, will start distributing in Ohio. To read his report, click here.
-- The Sun News profiled homebrewer Greg Irving of Strongsville, who took home three medals at the Ohio State Fair. “I’m just glad that other people like my beer,” he told the weekly newspaper. To read the story, click here.
-- Budweiser is turning to music to try to attract younger beer drinkers, the Los Angeles Times reports. "One of our biggest challenges is really just to get people to notice us," Rob McCarthy, vice president of Budweiser for Anheuser-Busch, told the newspaper. "Because we're not new." To read the full story, click here.