I spent last week vacationing in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan and had no computer access. So there's plenty of beer news that I'm still catching up on. Here's some of it:
-- A famous Cincinnati-area beer brand is making a comeback. The Cincinnati Enquirer reports that beer journalist Jon Newberry and his wife Betsy have created the Geo. Wiedemann Brewing Co. and are in the process of acquiring the trademark to the Wiedemann name. “As soon as I figured out that there was an opportunity to bring back Wiedemann, I thought, ‘I’ll be kicking myself until the day I die if I didn’t jump on it and do it.’ So here we are,” Newberry told the newspaper. To read the full story, click here.
-- The Columbus Dispatch has a story about the new beer garden at the Ohio State Fair, which one fair-goer calls "awesome." To read the full story, click here.
-- The Pensacola News Journal has some kind words for Hoppin' Frog Brewery in Akron -- and takes a general slap at Ohio in the process. The headline is "Hoppin' Frog puts Ohio on the beer map." "When I think of the state of Ohio, I think of rugged, blue collar, working-class Joes. Ham-and-eggers trudging off at 4:30 in the morning to their job at the factory. Burly descendents of central European countries shoveling their driveways after lake-effect blizzards. I never thought of Ohio when I thought of beer," Tim Dolms writes. To read the full story, click here.
-- The website Columbus Underground has an update about the opening of Seventh Son Brewing Co. in Columbus. "We were saying July and now we are saying August… even though some of the progress may not be evident from the outside we are getting very close," Collin Castore told the website. To read the full story, click here.