Here are a few interesting beer stories:
-- The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports on the annual Ohio Pawpaw Festival, which begins today (Sept. 13) and features plenty of pawpaw beer. "You're going to get people who are pawpaw geeks and lots of people who don't know anything about pawpaws," founder Chris Chmeil told the newspaper. To read the full story, click here.
-- Boston.com reports on the best pumpkin beers of the year, citing Wolaver's Pumpkin Ale as the top brew. Hoppin' Frog Barrel Aged Frog's Hollow Double Pumpkin Ale from Hoppin' Frog Brewery in Akron comes in at No. 3. "Hoppin Frog's Barrel Aged Frog's Hollow Double Pumpkin Ale is an entirely different beer than the others," author Gary Dzen writes. "It's inherently complex, aged in whiskey barrels and high in alcohol (8.4 percent). This labor-intensive beer has an unfair advantage over the others, but it's also really good. I get toasted marshmallow, vanilla, and fresh green apple, with a hint of pumpkin. What kind of beer is this? Either way it's delicious." To read the full story, click here.
-- The Minneapolis Star Tribune reports on the new television show Beer Geeks, which involves two guys visiting craft breweries. "Craft beer is in a completely different place than it was three years ago," co-host Ed Bremer said. "Every turn, people are talking about craft beer." To read the full story, click here.