Here are some interesting beer stories:
-- Cleveland Scene reports that De Proefbrouwerij in Belgium has produced an exclusive India pale ale for Cleveland Beer Week. Beer writer Robert Massie's column also touches on Southern Tier bringing back its I-90 American Pale Ale for Cleveland Beer Week and Prairie Artisan Ales and Clown Shoes Beer moving into Ohio. To read his column, click here.
-- WCPO in Cincinnati reports on local brewers getting together to create a beer to honor Blotarian Brewing League member John Zeller who died recently from cancer. To read the full story, click here.
-- It wouldn't be a "weird" beer list without Willoughby Brewing Co. Willoughby's Peanut Butter Cup Coffee Porter makes the Daily Meal's list of the "21 Weirdest Beer Flavors." To read the full story, click here.
-- PARADE magazine reports on the "10 Best Pumpkin Beers," with Southern Tier Pumpking coming in first. To see the full list, click here.
-- Julia Herz of the Brewers Association reports on the "Five Cardinal Sins of Craft Beer Service." Poorly maintained draft lines tops the list, followed by dirty glassware, warm storage, frozen glassware and only providing wine pairings. To read her report, click here.
-- The website Daily Meal reports that a company called ReGrained is using spent beer grain to make granola bars. To read the report, click here.
-- Nightclub & Bar magazine reports on four "Stand Out Brews for Your Bar" that came out of the recent National Beer Wholesalers Association convention. They are Epic Brainless on Peaches, New Holland Beehive Honey Ginger Tripel Ale, Arcadia Sky High Rye and Heavy Seas Great'ER Pumpkin. To read the full story, click here.
-- The Salt Lake City Tribune has a beginner's guide to beer, answering such basic questions as what's the difference between an ale and a lager. "In Utah, and across the nation, there are more craft beers and brewers than at any other time in the last century," author Annie Knox writes. "There also are a growing number of home brewers. With more beer, though, comes more questions. To read the full story, click here.
-- The Shanken Daily News reports that craft beer is gobbling up shelf space at grocery, big box and convenience stores. "Supermarkets, big-box chains and convenience stores are all devoting increased space and attention to the category," M. Shanken Communications writes. To read the full story, click here.
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