Here are some interesting beer-related stories:
-- The Akron Beacon Journal reports on a Knox County man who built a brewery in a treehouse. Well, not an actual brewery, but a bar. The treehouse will appear on the new television series Treehouse Masters on Animal Planet. To read the full story, click here.
-- The Cleveland Plain Dealer reports on the eighth annual Ohio Brew Week in Athens, which begins Friday (June 21). To read the full story, click here.
-- A Massachusetts man is attempting to drink a beer in each of the state's 351 towns in one year to raise money for the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in Boston. "There's something about beer," Todd Ruggere told the Cape Cod Times. "If I would've decided to have a Coke in each town, it wouldn't have been as big." To read the full story, click here.
-- Time reports that beer bellies are just a myth. “The beer belly is a complete myth. The main source of calories in any alcoholic beverage is alcohol,” University of California Davis food science professor Charles Bamforth told Popular Science. “There’s nothing magical about the alcohol in beer, it’s just alcohol.” To read the full story, click here.