Here are some interesting beer stories:
-- The Cincinnati Business Courier reports that Rivertown Brewing Co. has teamed up with the Hilton Cincinnati Netherland Plaza to create Netherland Plaza Ale, a private label beer for the hotel. To read the full story, click here.
-- WFMJ-TV in Youngstown reports that nearly 2,000 people attended the first Youngstown Beer Fest. To read the short report, click here.
-- The Cleveland Plain Dealer reports on the Lake Erie chapter of the Brewery Collectibles Club of America holding a show Oct. 19 at Great Lakes Brewing Co. "We're trying to focus on Cleveland breweriana, but there will be other stuff," chapter president Rodger Brane told the newspaper. "It's the only show I have been to where you can smell beer being made while it's going on." To read the full story, click here.
-- The Associated Press reports that the state-owned Czech brewery Budejovicky Budvar NP has won a battle against Anheuser-Busch InBev in Italy. Budvar said on Tuesday that an Italian court has banned its bitter rival from using the Budweiser trademark in that country, the latest ruling in their long legal battle over the brand name. To read the full story, click here.
-- Advertising Age reports that MillerCoors is planning to pay attention more to blue-collar beer drinkers and will beef up its spending on Keystone Light and Miller High Life. To read the full report, click here.
-- A proposed state law in Michigan would require a pint to really be a pint. The bill would prohibit bars and restaurants from advertising or selling a glass of beer as a pint unless the glass contains at least 16 ounces, Michigan Live reports. "... When people buy a pint and they're served less than a pint, it strikes me as sort of low-level fraud," state Rep. Jeff Irwin, D-Ann Arbor, told the site. To read the full story, click here.
-- Germany reports that 6.4 million visitors drank 6.7 million litre-sized glasses of beer over the 16-day Oktoberfest celebration, Sky News in Australia says. To read the full story, click here.
-- The Toronto Sun reports on beers backed by rock bands AC/DC and Iron Maiden. "You could be forgiven for making the assumption that beers associated with rock bands were going to be terrible," author Jordan St. John writes. To read his lukewarm reviews, click here.
-- A sixth-grader from Colorado will have his school project about beer making rocketed to the International Space Station for testing. His experiment looked at whether beer has medicinal qualities. “I really didn’t expect this from the start," Michal I just designed this experiment to get a good grade in my class,” Michal Bodzianowski said. To read the full story, click here.