Here are some Ohio- and non-Ohio related beer stories:
-- The Elyria Chronicle-Telegram has a story about how a Northeast Ohio man is selling Ohio-grown hops to Jackie O's Pub & Brewery in Athens. “Deer don’t like them, woodchucks don’t like them and you don’t have to bend over to pick them, so they’re a perfect old man’s crop,” Jim Pechaitis, a retired auto worker, told the newspaper. To read the full story, click here.
-- The website Drink Up Columbus reports that Rust Belt Brewing Co. from Youngstown has moved into the Columbus market. “We brew Rust Belt beers in tribute to the workers who built this country and carried us through its trials and tribulations, who embodied a work ethic that is the very essence of what makes America great,” co-owner Ken Blair said in a statement. “We’re not owned by a large corporation, and our customers appreciate the elbow grease that goes into every bottle we brew.” To read the full report, click here.
-- CNBC reports that restaurant customers are more likely to order a beer when the restaurant offers a large selection of beer brands. That's according to Alcoholic Beverage DemandTracker. To read the full report, click here.
-- A Michigan software company has developed a smartphone game hyping the Michigan craft beer industry. To read the full story, click here.