Here are some interesting beer-related stories:
-- The Lima News reports on the ongoing beer battle in Ohio over big brewers owning wholesale distributors. The latest fight involves Anheuser-Busch's interest in buying a distributor in Lima. To read the full story, click here.
-- Mansfield News Journal beer columnist Steve Goble sizes up the latest offerings from Cleveland's Indigo Imp Brewery. "I've enjoyed the bottle-conditioned ales from this small family-owned operation, so when I heard they were producing a sample of pack of three seasonal beers, I arranged to get my hands on some as soon as possible," he writes. To read the full review, click here.
-- The Associated Press reports that alcohol beverages soon could have nutritional labels like those on food packaging. The U.S. Treasury Department, which regulates alcohol, said that beer, wine and spirits companies can use labels that include serving size, servings per container, calories, carbohydrates, protein and fat per serving, the news service says. The labels are voluntary. To read the full story, click here.
-- FatWallet.com reports on the top 11 summer beers, a list that includes Sierra Nevada Summerfest and Bell's Oberon. To see the full list, click here.
-- The Agence France-Presse reports on a 91-year-old barmaid in Sydney, Australia. “You’ve got to be a listener I think," Lil Miles told the news service. "Because all the old blokes tell you about their aches and pains. It’s been really great.” To read the full story, click here.