Here are several quick items of interest:
-- Chardon BrewWorks & Eatery in Chardon is launching a series of Suds ‘n Science Nights, mixing educational science seminars and beer tastings. “Suds ’n Science is for the people who look at something and think ‘how does it work?’ or ‘why does it do this?’ or ‘why does that happen?’ ” brewer and owner Mike Nedrow told the News-Herald newspaper. “We geeks need at least one night a month to gather and listen to interesting, geeky things in a pub with a beer in our hands.” To read the full News-Herald story, click here.
-- Toxic Brew Co. in Dayton has won its battle with the Dayton Landmark Commission to build a patio in the front of the brewpub, the Dayton Daily News reports. To read the full Dayton Daily News story, click here.
-- Anheuser-Busch InBev, the world's largest beer maker, increased sales of beer in the U.S. for the first time in three years, Reuters reported. The company, which has a brewery in Columbus, said on Monday that it shipped 1.8 percent more beer and other drinks overall in the first quarter of 2012 and its core profit rose 7.4 percent to $3.55 billion. To read the full Reuters story, click here.
-- The German brewery Hacker-Pschorr is holding a contest to fly two people to Munich for Oktoberfest this year. People can enter online at the Hacker-Pschorr Facebook page by clicking here. The winner receives airfare to Munich for two people, three nights’ Munich hotel accommodations, a Hacker-Pschorr Brewery tour, and VIP seating and hospitality in the Hacker-Pschorr Oktoberfest tent. The entry deadline is May 31.