Here are a few interesting beer-related stories, including some Ohio reports:
-- The Athens News reports on the seventh anniversary of Jackie O's Pub & Brewery and its latest bottle sale at the brewpub. The annual event draws plenty of visitors. "One time we counted and 14 different states were represented in the room," owner Art Oestrike said of the crowd. To read the full story, click here.
-- Vintage Estate Wine and Beer in Boardman was overrun with customers wanting to purchase Westvleteren XII, the Belgian beer made by monks and sold in the U.S. for the first time. WKBN-TV reported on the craze. To watch the report, click here.
-- Bloomberg reports that Yuengling is beating Samuel Adams at the craft beer game. “We stay nuts and bolts -- we make beer,” Richard Yuengling told the business news service.“People pick up our products today because they are tasteful and they have character.” To read the full story, click here.
-- The Los Angeles Times reports that there are now more breweries in the U.S. than ever before in the country's history. The newspaper cited Beer Institute figures, noting that there are now 2,751 breweries. The group started tracking breweries in 1887, when there were 2,269. To read the full story, click here.