Here are some interesting beer stories:
-- KCTV Channel 5 in Kansas City has a report on Lance Rice, the autistic man from Ohio who is traveling the country as part of his effort to write a book on brewing. His story has been chronicled before in the Akron Beacon Journal and Cleveland Plain Dealer. To watch the TV report, click here.
-- The blog Discovering Ohio reports on the state's best fall brews. The website highlights Willoughby Peanut Butter Cup Coffee Porter, Seventh Son American Strong Ale, MadTree PsyHOPathy, Jackie O's Sweet Chocolate Love and Maumee Fire-Roasted White Pumpkin. To read the whole story, click here.
-- Pittsburgh Business Times reports that 13 craft brewers, distillers and winemakers in Pittsburgh are launching the Allegheny Libation Trail. The group is putting together marketing materials to promote a craft beverage-making territory that spans along the Allegheny River from the North Side, through the Strip District and Lawrenceville and including Millvale, the newspaper says. To read the full story, click here.
-- -- The New York Daily News declares: Beer in the new wine. "Stick a cork in it. Wine is done," author Gina Pace writes. To read the full story, click here.
-- Fox News reports on the top 10 falls beers, leading off with Oak Jacked Imiperial Pumpkin from Uinta Brewing in Utah. To see the entire list, click here.
-- Fox-- National Public Radio reports on the women in the brewing industry. "Women were the original beer drinkers," Teri Fahrendorf, who now runs the Pink Boots Society, tells NPR. "In fact, the first brewers were mothers if you really want to get specific, because beer was brewed in the home, just like bread was baked in the home." To read the full story, click here. T
-- The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports on the latest American Customer Satisfaction Index, noting that "the rising cost of a six-pack hasn't put a dent in customer satisfaction." To read the full story, click here.